InLagos Police arrest man for extortion, threat to kidnap businesswoman

Officers attached to the Lion Building Police Divison have arrested a suspected kidnapper.

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A kidnap suspect whose mode of operation involves sending threat messages to extort money from victims has been arrested.

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Officers attached to the Lion Building Police Divison reportedly apprehended the suspect identified as, Abiodun Joshua.

Daily Post reports that Joshua was apprehended after he demanded N37 million from a businesswoman, Mrs Oseni Omolewa, in order that she would not be kidnapped.

The victim who resides at Igbosere area of Lagos Island, reported the issue to the police, claiming that the suspect had threatened to kidnap her and her children if the requested sum was not sent.

Confirming the arrest, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Dolapo Badmos, said, “The victim said someone has been calling her to deposit N37 million into an account number to prevent her from being kidnapped and her children."

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The suspect is currently in police custody pending the completion of the investigations into the matter.

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