– The Lagos state police command has arrested the most wanted kidnapper and militant leader in Nigeria’s commercial capital
– The apprehended fugitive goes by the name Peretun Governor
– The police had declared Governor wanted in the past
In a move that underscores its commitment to securing lives and properties in the Nigeria’s commercial capital, the Lagos state police command has apprehended the most wanted kidnapper and militant leader in the state.
Also arrested alongside Governor, was an alleged female supplier of food and armourer to the his gang. The duo were arrested by policemen from the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS).
Lagos state commissioner of police, Fatai Owoseni who paraded the suspects at the police state headquarters said they were involved in kidnapping, pipeline vandalism and armed robbery.
Owoseni said Governor was involved in hired killings, kidnapping, pipeline vandalism and all manners of crimes. He said the female suspect was an armourer to militants including the late kidnap kingpin, TK, who was killed during exchange of gunfire between the gang and joint security operatives in Seme boarder recently.
He said the boats used by TK’s gang were parked in the woman’s camp and items recovered from her included AK 47 rifles, military uniforms, and assorted ammunition. Some other ammunition were recovered in Governor’s church along the creeks at Akesan area of Igando. “Undercover policemen arrested one Ebimobe Jojo, who is a female member of the gang on Tuesday.
It was her confessional statement that gave us an insight into the activities of the gang member,” Owoseni told journalists. Meanwhile, on Thursday, September 1, several motorists were saved by the convoy of Lagos state governor, Akinwumi Ambode. Armed robbers struck at the popular Long Bridge on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway at about 8pm but they were prevented from robbing motorists as Ambode’s convoy was close to the scene.
The governor’s convoy saved the day as they engaged the robbers in a gun battle. In a related development, the Lagos government is making moves to install 13,000 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras across the state, as well as 6,000 streetlights security sensors to ensure surveillance and reduce crime.