Igwe Sunday, aged 28 and Chukwuemeka Bright Onne, 23, were arrested while trying to kidnap Mildred Mbajiorgu.

The plan went awry and they were apprehended by operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), Ikeja.

They were on Tuesday paraded by the Commissioner of Police Lagos Command, Edgal Imohimi and we now have the full story of how the kidnap went bad for Sunday and Bright.

We have a Lagos 'super hero' to thank.

The suspects had kidnapped their victim at the front of Peace Estate, Majok area of Abijo Elemoro along Lekki-Epe expressway on Wednesday, January 10 about 10pm.

The police boss explained that they blocked a Toyota Camry car in which their victim was travelling in, with their operational blue colour Volkswagen car marked KRD 845EC.

They dragged her into their car and zoomed towards Epe area.

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"Luck however ran against them when a good Samaritan gave the fleeing kidnappers a hot chase with his own vehicle and hit the Golf car from behind.

“As such, the Golf car driver lost control resulting in a serious accident.

“All the occupants and the victims sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to the hospital treatment, while the two gang members were arrested, and others escaped," Edgal stated.

During a search on the car, he said a locally made cut-to-size pistol, used during the operation was recovered from them.


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He added that the suspects have confessed to being members of the deadly kidnapping gang that has been terrorising Ajah, Lekki, Ikorodu, Sagamu and Elemoro communities.

The police boss hinted that one of the suspects, Sunday Igwe, also confessed that the gang had on October 13 kidnapped a foreigner with a lady friend, kept him for three days before he was released.

His share of the ransom paid was 250,000 Naira.

While the police must be commended for their quick action, the victim would be thanking her ‘super hero’, the unnamed good Samaritan for his bravery and quick thinking.

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