Police are investigating the suspected Lagos kidnapping, says PPRO

The Lagos State Police Command is currently investigating a suspected kidnapping incident involving an unidentified female adult on January 1 in the Victoria Island area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, addressed the situation, stating that although there is no conclusive evidence of an abduction, they are actively looking into the matter as no one has officially reported a kidnapping case to the police.

The incident was initially brought to public attention by an individual identified as Bishop Khale on X (formerly Twitter). In a video posted on the same day, Khale claimed that he witnessed a woman struggling to exit a black Pathfinder on Ahmadu Bello Way.

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He went on to mention that he captured the driver’s face and the vehicle’s number plate. Despite his efforts to alert other motorists and raise the alarm, Khale expressed frustration at the lack of immediate response from passersby and law enforcement.

Khale’s account detailed how he trailed the vehicle around Victoria Island, attempting to find a police officer to report the incident.

However, he encountered obstacles, and the alleged kidnappers eventually drove back towards the Third Mainland Bridge. His video captured the unfolding events, stressing the urgency of the situation.

The incident has raised concerns amid a backdrop of previous kidnapping cases in Lagos. Notably, a car dealer named Ejike Conversion was reportedly abducted in the Ladipo Spare Parts Market on December 9, 2023.

Additionally, there have been instances of abductions in various locations across the state, with victims compelled to pay substantial ransoms for their release.

As the investigation unfolds, the public remains vigilant, and law enforcement agencies are under scrutiny to address the rising incidence of kidnappings in the area.

The situation highlights the need for enhanced security measures and public awareness campaigns to ensure the safety of residents in Lagos State.

By dworldgist.com

Peter Ritdung Wakkias is a Nigerian blogger and programmer, known for being the CEO of www.dworldgist.com and www.gospelrespec.com. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Computer Science from Isa Mustapha Agwai 1 Polytechnic Lafia. Based in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

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