A 44-year-old bricklayer, Mukaila Alatunse, who attempted to kidnap his neighbour, Precious Ogundiran, a student, had his plans recently foiled by the police in Ogun State.
PUNCH Metro reports that Ogundiran lives with her parents at Lemode, in the Ijoko area of the state and is the only child of the family.
Alatunse was said to have discussed his plan to abduct Ogundiran with a vigilante in the neighbourhood, telling him that they could get as much as N5m ransom from her parents.
It was gathered that the vigilante played along with the father of seven, and later divulged the plan to Ogundiran’s father, a lecturer at the National Open University of Nigeria on Victoria Island, Lagos State.
The father was said to have reported the case to the police at the Agbado division, leading to the arrest of the suspect on Monday.
A source told Punch that a team of detectives, led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Sunday Ominijo, laid in ambush at a hotel in Agbado, where Alatunse and the vigilante had agreed to meet.
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