Apprentice arrested for horticulturist’s alleged kidnap in Lagos

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Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a 37-year-old apprentice, Ayuba Ezekiel, for alleged kidnap and stealing.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the incident occurred on November 24, 2023, on the CMD Road, Ikosi Ketu.

Ayuba was employed as a gross sales boy by the kidnapped sufferer, Juliana Adamma, a horticulturist.

On November 24, 2023, the sufferer’s brother reported the incident to the police, alleging that he acquired a telephone name from the abductors demanding a ransom of N10m in trade for his sister’s life.

This prompted a search of the sufferer’s residence and backyard, the place Ayuba was discovered. Initially, he claimed to not know his employer’s whereabouts.

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A police supply who spoke to PUNCH Metro on the situation of anonymity as a result of he lacked the authority to talk to the media instructed our correspondent that at the beginning when Ayuba was arrested, there was no proof linking him to the kidnapping of the sufferer. But the police saved monitoring him.

However, an extra investigation revealed that he had been stealing from the flower backyard, with items price over N2m lacking.

Upon additional questioning, Ayuba confessed to masterminding the kidnap, revealing that he had overheard the sufferer discussing an N10m deal and shared the data together with his mates, who agreed to kidnap her and provides him an N2m share.

“Despite his confession, the missing victim remains unaccounted for, and the investigation is ongoing to apprehend the kidnappers,” the supply mentioned.

The suspect has been arrested and arraigned.



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