The police referred to this family as “a deadly bunch of kidnappers who thrives by using the social media to lure out their victims and put them in captivity until a ransom is paid”.

A 60-year-old woman Aminat Karimu Ajibola, and her two sons, Akeem Bashiru (32) and Ojo Solomon (26) were arrested on Friday, September 7, 2018.

The trio met their waterloo when one Ms. Bridget Obazee, approached the DPO in charge of Igando Police station, CSP Taiwo Kasumu at about 4PM complaining that her brother, one Osahon Obazee, had been missing for days.

The kidnappers, she said, were threatening to kill Osahon unless they pay a 1.5 million naira ransom. She added that they warned her not to involve the police else her brother would be killed. 

The DPO quickly contacted the Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, who reinforced his team with men drafted from the Intelligence Unit of the Command and together, they left in search of the victim.

Same day, at about 11PM, through discreet investigation, Aminat Kareem Ajibola, a chief priestess and custodian of an Ifa shrine, her two sons, Akeem Bashiru and Ojo Solomon were arrested.

Also rescued during the operation, were two other victims found in the apartment, namely, Fadugbagbe Akindele, and one Ekwegbalu Augustine who was lured all the way from Anambra state with the promise of a job placement in an oil company.

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They had been held for weeks by the kidnappers pending payment of ransom by their families. All those rescued had been identified and reunited with their relations.

During interrogation, the youngest member of the family of kidnappers, Ojo Solomon confessed that he was able to lure out the victims with the promise of getting them an employment and to some, a gay relationship.

While his mother empowers him and his brother spiritually, she uses the charms (Juju) to intimidate and instill fear in their victims.

The CP is happy with the successful operation and has again warned that Lagos is no hibernation ground for criminals.

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