Vanguard gathered that the female banker identified simply as Ladi and the other victim, identified as Patrick, were kidnapped by the gang last weekend at Elemoro area of Ajah while driving into their houses.
The kidnappers were said to have d
ouble crossed the victims with a Toyota Camry car and whisked them away in separate operations.
Police sources disclosed that the kidnappers had demanded a ransom of N100 million for the release of the victims but it was later reduced to N6 million.
A source further added that a combined team of SARS and SIB operatives were deployed to Ajah in search of the victims, but they succeeded on the sixth day as they found them abandoned in a forest at Elemoro area of Ajah.
According to the source, “the operatives tracked the kidnappers to a forest and while they were combing the place for the victims, they spotted a man who looked suspicions and arrested him. The man posed as a bricklayer, but after a short interrogation it turned out that he was a member of the kidnap gang and was taken into the forest in search of the victims who were later found while their kidnappers escaped.“
It was gathered that the suspect, whose name was withheld as the policemen were still on the trail of other members of his gang, confessed that his gang was based in Delta State but relocated to Lagos three weeks ago. Our source also added that the suspect said the gang had planned to use the N6 million ransom to rent an apartment they would use as hideout.