Festac Creek Kidnappers Den has been uncovered by the Lagos State police command. The kidnapper’s den is located at the Ijagemo creek near FESTAC Town, Amuwo Odofin area of the state.
According to Citypulse, pump-action double-barrel gun, two locally-made guns, a jack knife and different calibre of ammunition were recovered from the the creek
The Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, at a press briefing yesterday at Ikeja, Lagos, said operatives of the Anti-kidnapping unit and Anti-Robbery Squad stormed the hideouts on a tip-off.
“Although we did not arrest hoodlums, but we were able to dislodge them. We are still on their trail and the command will not relent in ridding the state of criminal elements.
“A similar recovery was made last week at the Igando area of the state. A bungalow where some arms and ammunition were recovered will be demolished or taken over as the command is working with the office of the Attorney General of Lagos to that effect.
We enjoin residents to do a whistle blowing on the wanted kidnapper, as anyone who gives information about his whereabouts will be handsomely rewarded. We will break the gang,” he said.
Owoseni also called on medical practitioners and hospital managers to treat victims of gunshot injuries or any other serious wounds without waiting for police report.
“Don’t let victims of gunshot die while waiting for police report. Police report is not a prerequisite to treating gunshot injuries. While treating the patient, you can contact the police.
This is a directive of the Inspector General of Police. The police would sanction anybody who fails to comply with the order.”