Police create gridlock to catch kidnappers, rescue victim in Lagos


Kunle Falayi

When the police division in Elemoro, Ajah, Lagos received a distress call about a suspected kidnap in the area, the divisional officer reportedly instructed his men to immediately create an “artificial gridlock” Saturday PUNCH has learnt.

Our correspondent was told that an alert had reached the officer, Mohammed Limawa, a superintendent of police, about a woman screaming in the back of a dark blue Golf 3 car along the road in Elemoro on Wednesday.

According to the spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, Mr. Chike Oti, Limawa received the alert from a female caller who also gave the registration number of the car as KRD 845 EC.

He said, “The DPO quickly alerted one of the anti-crime patrol teams along the route taken by the kidnappers and instructed the policemen to slow down traffic to about 20km per hour.

“The hoodlums ran into the gridlock and were…

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