How a 12-man gang kidnapped 3 Lagos schoolgirls – Key Suspect

The suspects being paraded
The suspects being paraded

The prime suspect in the kidnapping of three schoolgirls of the Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary School in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Emmanuel Arigidi, has narrated how the operation was planned.

According to him, the operation was planned and executed by a 12-man gang at Majidun area of Ikorodu.

Arigidi, who was arrested by the police alongside two others – Seun Akanji and one Henry, spoke to journalists when they were paraded on Sunday after the rescue of the three girls.

He narrated how the operation was planned and executed thus, “We went to Maya bridge to enter Canoe and went to the school around 8pm. After we gained entrance into the school, we took away three girls and we took them to our hideout.

“But along the line, we had disagreement between ourselves and I was actually the one that started it. I told other members of the gang that what we have done is not good and that I don’t like it.

“I know that security in Lagos State is now tight and I was telling others that there was no way we would get away with this kind of job considering the level of security in the state.

“When I told them that we should end the assignment, other members of the gang threatened to kill me and then I took Canoe to run away.

“Three days after I ran away, operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) then arrested me somewhere in Majidun and that was how I told them how we planned the attack.

“One thing I will like to say is that if not for the fact that I was arrested, they would not have seen the girls because I was the one that revealed everything to the police.”

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