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Police foils planned kidnapping of Femi Otedola

16 November 2016, 13:05

Lagos - An attempt to kidnap oil magnate, Femi Otedola, has been foiled by the Nigeria Police Force.

The kidnap attempt was foiled by the Inspector-General of Police's Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

Three men, including an official of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), have been arrested in connection with the foiled kidnap attempt, reports Sahara Reporters.

The principal suspect is one Ikechukwu Daniel, a 28-year-old indigene of Imo State, who was rusticated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, for cultism. Daniel also functions as the Information Technology expert of the gang.

Also arrested was Adeyemi Kayode, a 29-year old serving officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

Until his arrest, he served as a Personal Assistant to the Commandant, NSCDC Oyo State Command.

Also read: Police bust Rivers State kidnap syndicate

Kayode was said to have taken undue advantage of his office to obtain Otedola's mobile telephone number and location.

He came up with the plan on how to kidnap Otedola, with the intention to demand a ransom of N1billion.

The third suspect, Ayodele Temitayo is said to be the marksman and armorer of the gang.

- News 24

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