Two out of three suspects, a man and woman, who allegedly disguised as mentally deranged individuals before the latter confessed to being a member of a kidnap gang have been arrested at a suspected den of kidnappers and ritual killers in the Obadeyi-Ijaiye end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.
An ATM card, loaves of bread were found in the woman’s bag, while the man, who had on a wig as disguise had some clothes in his bag.
The den, was uncovered around 8am on Tuesday after a highway sweeper alerted residents to the voice of a distressed woman in a drainage channel in the area.
It was reported that a crowd gathered around the two ends of the drains during which five persons came out through the channel. Two of them were set ablaze by a mob, while three others were rescued by the police.
Clothes, slippers and bags believed to be effects of abductees, were found in the building.
But the state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said it was too early to tag the building a kidnappers’ hideout, adding that “scientific investigations” would be carried out on the items.