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Nigerian Policeman Kidnapped In Ikoyi Lagos, Taxi Driver Arrested

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Nigerian Policeman Kidnapped In Ikoyi Lagos, Taxi Driver Arrested

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March 8, 2016 – Lagos Taxi Driver Who ‘Kidnapped’ Police Officer In Ikoyi Arrested

The Ikoyi Division of the Nigerian Police, Lagos has arrested a 32-year-old taxi driver for allegedly kidnapping a police man.

Chidi Nwanu Igwe from Ezza South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, came to Lagos in 2005 and worked as a labourer but now drives a Daewoo Saloon Car with Reg. No.: EKY 282 BK as a private taxi or Kabu kabu.

On March 4 at about 10am, Igwe was stopped along Falomo Road in Ikoyi, by a police Sergeant Mr. Babashola Afolayan for allegedly picking a passenger illegally.

Afolayan identified himself, boarded the vehicle and ordered Igwe to drive to the station but the driver allegedly refused and sped off towards Waterside in Ikoyi.

He drove all around Ikoyi and eventually stopped near Alagbon Close where he removed the car’s battery and key and went away.

Igwe was later arrested and arraigned Monday before Mrs. A. G. Omoyele at a Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Igbosere.

He is standing trial on a four-count charge bordering on unlawful capture and detention, driving without a driver’s licence, causing obstruction on the highway and reckless driving.

Prosecuting Sergeant Cyriacus Osuji told the court that the defendant willingly committed the offences.

He added that the offences contravene Section 269 (1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Section 45 of the Road Traffic Act Laws of the Fedration of Nigeria (LFN) and Section 18 (1) of the Lacos State Road Traffic Laws 2012.
Section 269 (1) provides for a prison term of 10 years for kidnapping.

Igwe denied the charges and his lawyer, Daniel Abbey, asked for his bail on liberal terms.
Magistrate Omoyele granted him bail in the sum of N20,000 with one surety in the like sum and adjourned till April 5 for mention.




  1. Metu Nyetu

    March 8, 2016 at 6:23 AM

    This guy made a naughty mistake. What did the policeman want? As small as N500 or less could have solved the problem that night. An obstinate police officer may go for N1000. But that was a tiny peanut compared to what this guy is going to spend now.

  2. Olanrewaju

    March 8, 2016 at 6:53 AM

    Police should investigate this issue appropriately

  3. John Emeka

    March 8, 2016 at 7:06 AM

    He acted dis stupid deliberate act 4 wot reason? Wen he knows dat he ill still be d one 2 loose…lack of wisdom

  4. sola olaniyi

    March 8, 2016 at 7:37 AM

    Lagos drama

  5. Divine favour

    March 8, 2016 at 7:59 AM

    sharp guy

  6. Amazon

    March 8, 2016 at 8:06 AM

    That’s what fits all these police men, since they enjoy stopping people asking stupid questions & collecting bribes. He’s lucky the driver didn’t sell him for ritual purposes

  7. Maryf

    March 8, 2016 at 9:41 AM

    Police wahala. Who do we believe, the police or the driver. I don’t trust these men in black! Always shying away from truth.

  8. chyna

    March 8, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    kidnapping a police man? thats new

  9. Jojo

    March 8, 2016 at 6:36 PM

    Them don gratuate from ordinary people to police. Ok

  10. my lady

    March 12, 2016 at 5:58 PM


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