The Lagos State Police has rescuded a 26-year-old nursing mother, Mrs. Adetola Adelani who was lured into the den of kidnappers by an old friend has been rescued by the Lagos state police.
The woman was rescued on 15th May, 2018 by the police after being held for two weeks by her abductors since April 30.
Mrs . Adelani was said to have left home to buy fuel, when she met her old friend identified as Jackie who lured her to an hotel in Ikota.
According to the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Mr. Edgal Imohimi the victim left home on the said date to buy fuel but did not return home.
The victim’s mother, Abiola Adelani Afobiti reported the case to police, she said all efforts made to reach her on phone proved abortive as her phone was switched off.
She suspected that her daughter must have been kidnapped by unknown person(s) as unauthorised withdrawal of the sum of One Hundred and twenty Six Thousand (126,000) naira was made from her son in-law UBA’s account using his ATM card in possession of the victim.
She said that when the son-in-law, Salawu Tunde Michael received the alerts of withdrawals on his phone, he quickly went to the nearest bank to block the account.
While recounting her ordeal, the victim told the police said that when she left home on that fateful day to buy fuel, she received a call from one of her female friends named Jackie asking her to meet her at City Spice Hotel, Ikota.
She explained that on reaching there, she met Jackie with someone whom she introduced to her as Ahmed Hafeez Olaoluwa.
She narrated further that her friend had collected a whitish powdering substance suspected to be cocaine from Olaoluwa and gave it to her to sniff convincing her that it will be good for her.
The police added that, she sniffed the powder and became weak.
She was led by Ahmed Hafeez Olaoluwa and Muri Adeleye who later joined them to a UBA ATM gallery in Ikota where she was made to withdraw the sum of N126,000 for them from her husband account.
She was kept in City Spice Hotel, Ikota for 24 hours and was later moved to Mirage Hotel, Ikota the next day being May 1st 2018 and was again taken by the suspects to an ATM to withdraw more money.
On getting there her captors discovered that the account had been placed on lien.
This made the suspects to dispossess her of her phone and detained her for two weeks hoping that the lien placed on the account would be lifted so that they could withdraw more money until the day she was finally released.
Both Ahmed Hafeez Olaoluwa 41yrs and Muri Adeleye 29 years have been arrested on the 19th at Mirage Hotel, Ikota.
The suspects have also confessed to the crime by corroborating the statement of the victim. Charms and the victim ‘s phone were also recovered from the suspects.
However, investigation is ongoing to arrest the susp
ound in their possession were charms and the victim’s phone.
Investigation is also ongoing to arrest the suspect at large.