Police smash notorious car theft syndicate, arrest Lagos most wanted kidnapper, armourer

Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Fatai Owoseni

Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Fatai Owoseni

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Idris Ibrahim’s Intelligence Response Team {IRT} has smashed a legendry four-man syndicate who specialized in receiving cars from notorious armed robbers and kidnappers.

The gang claimed that the only business they know best which gives them ‘quick money’ to join the rich class in Nigeria is receiving and selling stolen vehicles.

The arrest of the Kidnappers of the Deputy High Commissioner to S/Leone Major-General Alfred Claude-Nelson and the Executive Director of Dangote Group, Engineer Mansur Ahmed brought more revelations into the nefarious activities of the dangerous syndicate that specialized in receiving victim’s cars.

As a result of their confessions and Credible Technical Intelligence, IRT Operatives moved to Kano State and all members of the four-man syndicate namely; Abdulrahman Hassan a.k.a Risi aged 42years, Abubakar Datti a.k.a Baballiya aged 45years, Aminu Adamu Yakasai aged 49years and Shuaibu Yahaya aged 48years were arrested in the heart of Kano.

The suspects confessed to receiving more than 100 Cars from various groups of armed robbery and Kidnapping gang, including the 4-Runner Jeep of the Deputy High Commissioner.

The suspects usually cross the Cars to Niger Republic and other neighboring countries where they hand them over to their various agents.

In a related development, detectives attached to the Lagos State Police Command have arrested the leader of a kidnapping cartel whose gang has been terrorizing residents. The suspect, 42years old Peretu Governor, alias ‘Pastor’ is described as the most wanted kidnapper in Lagos State. He was allegedly arrested by policemen from the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) based on a tip-off. The suspect is also said to be involved in kidnapping, pipeline vandalism and armed robbery. He is also involved in hired killings and has been contracted by several gangs to settle private and business scores along the creek.

Items recovered from him include AK 47 rifles, various military uniforms, and ammunition. All the items were allegedly recovered from the suspects’ church located along the creeks at Akesan area of Igando.

Parading the suspect alongside 15 others, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State command, Fatai Owoseni, said the suspect who claimed to be a Pastor with the Cherubim and Seraphim Church is also the gang armourer.

Owoseni also revealed that Peretu Governor, and his gang members are responsible for the kidnap of the Oniba of Iba and the recent killing of a mobile policeman in Lagos. Peretu denied being involved in the kidnap, but admitted knowing those behind it.

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