Nigeria: Kidnapping: Police rescue 2 Chinese in Lagos

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Lagos – The Police in Lagos State have rescued two Chinese from kidnap suspects, the police spokesperson in the state, DSP Ngozi Braide, on Saturday said.

Braide said in a statement that one of the suspects was also arrested on Monday, when the incident occurred.

“On July 15, at about 2.50 p.m., the policemen attached to Shagamu Road Division in Ikorodu, responded to a distress call and arrested a kidnapper at Shotumu village, near Shagamu, Ogun.

“The suspect with others now at large, kidnapped Song Jiang, a 56-year-old woman and a man, Zhangwen Xue, 45, who are workers in Supper Engineering Company, Odogunyan, Ikorodu, Lagos.

“The victims were rescued alive while one locally-made pistol and a BMW car, marked CK 737 LND, were recovered from the suspect,’’ Braide said.

In a related development, the spokesperson said four armed robbery suspects were also arrested in different parts of the state.

Braide said that two were arrested at about 1.55 p.m. on July 16 by policemen attached to Dolphin Estate Division, who responded to a distress call at the Estate.

She also said two others were arrested during a patrol on the same day at about 9.30 a.m. by policemen attached to Igando Division.

She said all the cases had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigations

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