How we planned abduction of Lagos school girls, by suspect

How we planned abduction of Lagos school girls, by suspect


A prime suspect in the abduction of three students of Babington Macaulay Seminary in Ikorodu, Lagos, Emmanuel Arigidi, on Sunday, told newsmen that 12 persons were involved in the plot. Arigidi also said the operation was planned at Majidun area of Ikorodu.

This is even as Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Sunday, stated that his administration will not tolerate crime and criminality in the state. The three students, Timilehin Olosa, Tofunmi Popoolaniyan and Deborah Akinayo, who were kidnapped from their classroom on February 29, 2016, were rescued by the police early Sunday morning at the Igbokuta area of Ikorodu.

Argidi said: “We went to Maya bridge to enter canoe and went to the school around 8pm. After we gained entrance into the school, we took away three girls and we took them to our hideout. But along the line, we had disagreement between ourselves and I was actually the one that started it. I told other members of the gang that what we have done is not good and that I don’t like it.

“I know that security in Lagos State is now tight and I was telling others that there was no way we would get away with this kind of job considering the level of security in the state. When I told them that we should end the assignment, other members of the gang threatened to kill me and then I took a canoe to run away.

Three days after I ran away, operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) then arrested me somewhere in Majidun and that was how I told them how we planned the attack. One thing I will like to say is that if not for the fact that I was arrested, they would not have seen the girls because I was the one that revealed everything to the police.”

Meanwhile, Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has restated his administration’s commitment, will, and capacity to fight crime and criminality in the state. Addressing journalists on Sunday, Gov. Ambode read the riot act to those who had taken to kidnapping, warning that there would be no hiding place for such act in the state. The governor, who spoke on the safe rescue of the three girls abducted by gunmen from the Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary School in Ikorodu last Monday, warned that the state government will spare nothing to clamp down on all forms of crime and criminals in the state. “Let me warn that the State Government will not tolerate kidnapping.


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