One suspect, 28-year-old Michael Desmond, has been arrested by members of the Nigerian police Rapid Response Squad in Lagos. He is suspected of attempting to extract money from a stranded driver whose car broke down on Otunba Jobi Fele Way, Central Business District, Ikeja.
The Lagos State Police Command announced this on their X account on Monday.
“Rapid Response Squad (RRS) operatives in response to a distress call rescued a motorist (name withheld) who was held hostage by two miscreants bent on extorting him after his vehicle broke down on Otunba Jobi Fele Way, Central Business District, Ikeja,” the command said, sharing a picture of the suspect.
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While his partner ran, one of the suspects, 28-year-old Michael Desmond, boldly asserted his right to what the miscreants call “Owo Omo Taku.” He was quickly captured.
The workers made sure the car was towed from the area. The individual who was detained will face legal charges.