Nigerian Police has finally clamped down on a notorious kidnapper operating along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, causing commuters along the axis to slightly heave a sigh of relief.
The criminal that is famously referred to as Maku-Maku, real name Bashiru, has been terrorising that route for a while now and has been cleverly evading the police net until recently when he met his waterloo.
He was operating alongside dangerous criminal syndicate members with a monopoly over kidnapping activities along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Police Parade Criminals of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
According to the State Commissioner of Police, Madam Ngozi Onadeko, the criminal gangs have been paraded with two other top members like 27-year-old Babuga and 30-year-old Mohammed.
She revealed that several arrests were made during their operations at Onigaari axis on the expressway in January, where they, however, recorded a tragic incident as the robbers killed a commercial driver, shot a passenger and kidnapped four victims.
Apart from sending operatives into the forest surrounding the area to comb it for the rescue of the victims, she said the Command rapidly deployed intelligence to fish out the perpetrators.
The force operation, she said, led to Bashiru’s arrest, and during interrogation, he mentioned Babuga, Bellel, Ibrahim, Buyo, Habu Kosoko, Danliti and one with the appellation ‘On Top,’ currently at large, as members with whom he carried out the kidnap crimes.