I was blindfolded, says freed Lagos fire service chief


Freed Acting Director of Lagos State Fire Service Rasaki Musibau said he could not recognise the two suspects arrested by the police because he was blindfolded by his abductors.

Musibau told a jubilant crowd on Wednesday at the headquarters of the fire service, Alausa, Ikeja.

The Lagos State Police Command had earlier said it has arrested two suspects in connection with the abduction.

Police spokesman Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP), released the picture of the suspects.

When asked if he could recognise the suspects, the fire service chief said he could not.

“I was blindfolded by my abductors. There is no way I could recognise them,” he said.

According to him, the kidnappers whisked him away around 6pm as against 8pm reported by the media while going to Epe.

“I ran into them (the kidnappers). They were operating freely on that road (Epe-Itoikin). Some people were lucky not to have been abducted. They just robbed them and allow them to go.

“In fact, some vehicles before me were robbed at gunpoint. When I ran into them, they smashed the windscreen of my vehicle. At that point I was kidnapped; I met two other persons that have been abducted. Not quite long, they whisked us away,” he said.

Culled from The Nation

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