Monday 23rd October, 2017
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Police arrest notorious kidnapper, King Solomon in Lagos

Police arrest notorious kidnapper, King Solomon in Lagos

A kidnap kingpin popu­larly called King Solo­mon, alleged to have been responsible for the ab­duction of several residents of Festac Town in Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos and en­virons, has been arrested by police in Lagos.

One of his victims, as gathered, included a female Customs Officer attached to Tin Can Command SDV, a bonded terminal of the Nige­ria Customs Service, who was abducted in the presence of her two daughters at an eat­ery on 22 Road, Festac Town, last December.

Other victims include a pastor of a Pentecostal Church in Festac, simply identified as Pastor Nwa­chukwu, and two traders at Trade Fair.

The suspect, whose real name is Chukwudi Solomon, used his apartment on 46 Canal View Road as a den, where abducted victims were kept.

It was gathered that he was traced by undercover police­men from Festac Division, led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Olukole Ola­deinde.

On noticing police pres­ence, Solomon allegedly at­tempted to stab the DPO but was overpowered.

Three suspected members of his gang, who also attempt­ed to prevent his arrest, were apprehended by policemen, who had cordoned off the building, while two abducted victims were rescued.

During interrogation, the suspect revealed that some of his members, who had gone on a kidnap operation, were coming with a victim yester­day morning.

Police sources further hint­ed that the suspect had sev­eral boys under his control, with members of other kid­nap gangs bringing abducted persons to his apartment.

Confirming the incident, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said: “Police undercover agents have been working on infor­mation about this suspect.

“One of the victims res­cued was traced to his house, which served as haven for criminal activities and den where kidnapped victims around Festac Town are kept.”