2 brothers kidnap Fashola, chain him in toilet for 4 days

A gang of kidnappers including two brothers have been nabbed for kidnapping a Lagos based business man.

A gang of kidnappers including two brothers, Kelvin and Victor Igah, have been arrested for kidnapping a top Lagos businessman, Alhaji Hammed Fashola, and they confessed how they chained their victim in the toilet for 4 days before he was rescued.

Kelvin's wife, Ogechi, was also involved in the kidnap and she is also in police net while another suspect, simply named Kingsley, was also arrested.

The three suspects were arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad from their hideout on Odeniyi Ishola Street, Isheri-Oshun, Lagos four days later, while Fashola was rescued by the police.

In his confessional statement while being paraded by the police, the 39-year-old Kelvin who is from Delta State, said that Alhaji Fashola owed his friends some money and had refused to pay up, hence the decision to kidnap him and make him pay the money by all means.

Kelvin, a father of two children, added that the gang chained 55-year-old Fashola and locked him up inside a toilet for the four days he spent with them.

"I was the one assigned to stay with Alhaji. On that Thursday, Ike and Odogwu drove Alhaji to my house in Isheri-Oshun. They used my house as the hideout. They said the man owed them some money, and they wanted to make him pay it.

He spent four days with us. I was the one who chained him inside the toilet. I was also bringing him food for the days he spent."

Kelvin, a labourer, added that they had yet to collect the demanded ransom of N20m before the police arrested them.

Kingsley, 43, also from Delta State, said his role was to monitor Fashola’s movement on the day he was abducted by the gang.

"I was assigned to monitor Alhaji’s movement on that Thursday and inform the gang. Once they captured him, I did not follow them to the hideout. I was arrested by the police when the gang named me.

I was working with a private security company in Apapa, Lagos. I first met Ike and Odogwu in 2006 at a place in the Anthony area. I was promised a sum of N150,000 if I participated."

Kelvin’s wife, Ogechi, said that she truly heard the screams of the victim in their toilet but was warned by her husband not to go near the room.

"I did not know it was a businessman they kept inside the toilet. I was instructed not to go there. We have three toilets in the house and they locked him up in one of them.

Whenever the gang members were around, my husband would ask me to go inside with the children. I did not know they kidnapped the man. I knew my husband as a casual worker. My husband said it was one of his bosses who kept the man there. The only mistake I made was that I did not report to the police."


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