The Nigeria Police on Thursday arrested two suspected kidnappers at about 9:43pm, at Elemoro, Ajah Lagos state.
The police said the criminals met their waterloo while escaping with their victim, one Mrs Mildred Mbajiorgu.
‘’The tight security network emplaced in Lagos state by the Command Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, did the magic as the Divisional Police Officer, Elemoro tapped into it to get the suspects arrested,’’ a statement from the police said.
The DPO, Mohammed Shehu Limawa, said he received a distress call from a lady who told him that she heard the voice of a woman crying for help in a dark blue Gulf 3 car. She also gave the registration number of the car as KRD 845 EC.
The DPO quickly alerted one of the anti- crime patrol teams along the route taken by the suspected kidnappers and instructed the policemen to slow down traffic to about 20km per hour.
The hoodlums ran into the gridlock and were arrested by the policemen who were waiting for them. The victim was rescued and taken to the hospital to treat the injury inflicted on her forehead by the abductors, using the butt of a locally made pistol.
The suspects, Igwe Sunday, age 28 years and Chukwuemeka Bright, 21 years together with the locally made pistol recovered from them has been handed over to the operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) for further investigation.
Edgal warned criminals and would be criminals that Lagos is too hot for them. He further stated that they should learn from the fate of those who had had tried his resolve to rid Lagos off criminals, the police statement said.