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.”