Kidnappers of three landlords at Oshorun Heritage Estate in Isheri, Lagos State, have demanded N900 million to release them.
Avenue, whisking away Kennedy Ucheagwu, Dr. Omololu Bello and Mr.
Esang, who were on their routine exercise.
whereabouts of Coach Ola was still shrounded in mystery yesterday. He
was said to have run away when the kidnappers struck, but he has not
been seen since then.
General of Police (AIG) Zone II, Abdulmajid Ali said they were yet to
substantiate the claim, adding that they heard it as rumour.
the forest, said that he heard them arguing amongst themselves.
acknowledged that four armed men held three hostages through that route,
an indication that Coach Ola was not among those kidnapped.
“I walked two kilometres into the bush and got to the river. When I got
to the river, I noticed that the water was disturbed, which showed some
people might have passed. I crossed the river too and I started seeing
footprints. I saw footprints prints of trainers and boots. At that
point, I confirmed what the woman told me that they passed there. As I
walked a little farther, I heard people arguing and almost fighting. I
guess they were the kidnappers arguing amongst themselves. At that
point, I retreated.”
insisted that over 40 policemen stormed the area on Saturday morning,
but were more concerned about issues of jurisdiction.
in heated argument and almost fought on whose jurisdiction it was,
despite being told that the criminals were heard arguing in the forest.
of the victims until Saturday evening, when the AIG Ali ordered the
deployment of surveillance helicopters and special forces.
“The police were here arguing and almost fighting over whose
jurisdiction it is. We told them that those kidnappers have not gone
far, that if they could enter, they will capture them, but they did not
hear. It was very shameful that all the policemen who came here were
more concerned about whose jurisdiction the place fell under.
“We even wanted our own security and OPC to enter but the policemen said
if they should go there with guns, that the kidnappers might kill the
victims. They discouraged the OPC people from going,” said a resident.