The Lagos State police have uncovered a den of kidnappers at Irepodun Street, Egan Igando and arrested the Chief Priestess and custodian of Ifa shrine, Aminat Karimu Ajibola, 60, and her two sons, Akeem Bashiru, 32 and Ojo Solomon, 26.
The three suspects and family members, who were arrested on September 7, 2018, were allegedly involved in kidnapping and cyber stalking.
According to the Lagos Police Spokesman, CSP Chike Oti, the family is a deadly bunch of kidnappers who thrive on using the social media to lure out their victims and put them in captivity until a ransom is paid.
The trio met their waterloo when one Bridget Obazee approached the police that her brother, Osahon Obazee, had been missing for days and that the kidnappers threatened to kill him unless they paid N1.5m ransom.
Trough discreet investigation, the suspects were arrested at the aforementioned address. Oti said that two other male victims were found in the apartment during the rescue operation.
The rescued persons are: Fadugbagbe Akindele, of 7 Peace Crescent Salolo, Meiran, Lagos and one Ekwegbalu Augustine who was lured all the way from Anambra state with the promise of a job placement in an Oil company.
All those rescued have been identified and reunited with their relations. The youngest member of the family of kidnappers, Ojo, confessed that he was able to lure out the victims with the promise of getting them an employment and to some, a gay relationship.
While he said his mother empowered him and his brother spiritually, she used the charms (juju) to intimidate and instill fear in their victims.