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8 days after passing of kidnap law, kidnappers struck in Isheri Community

Days after Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode signed the Prohibition of the Act of Kidnapping Bill passed by the Lagos Assembly into law, it appears the persons who perpetrate the act are not deterred by the new developments.

This is as a result of the kidnappers who struck yesterday evening in Isheri area of Lagos State killing three security guards in the process.

The kidnappers were said to have also abducted the Secretary of the Isheri North Residents Association, Mr. Dayo Adekoya.

As a result, Ambode has ordered the prompt arrest of culprits while commiserating with families of killed security guards.

In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, Governor Ambode directed the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni to move decisively and promptly to arrest the kidnappers.

Ayorinde said: “A while ago, the CP of Lagos Command of the Nigerian Police, confirmed that police has commenced investigation as well as put in place necessary rescue operation to ensure the release of the victim.

“While the State Government commiserates with the families of the three dead estate security guards, it will leave no stone unturned to ensure that lives and property of residents in the State are protected.”

Presently, the Lagos Police Chief, CP Fatai Owoseni and his team are currently at the scene of the incident where the kidnapping took place last night.

It would be recalled that Ambode had demonstrated his seriousness and determination to eradicate the menace of kidnapping when he signed into law the anti-kidnapping bill recently passed by the State House of Assembly last week.

The law as signed, imposes a penalty of life imprisonment on kidnapping for ransom and death penalty in the event of death of a kidnapped victim.



Idris Aina
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