Update: Kidnapped Lagos Landlord Escapes

One of the four landlords kidnapped by gunmen in the Isheri North area of Lagos has escaped from his captors. The victim, who arrived at home on Tuesday refused to discuss his ordeal with anyone.

Recalled that masked gunmen emerged from the waterways while the victims were jogging around 8am on Saturday. The assailants were said to have shot into the air before taking away the four men in a speedboat.

A source disclosed that, “He escaped from their midst because no ransom was paid. “He is scared and has kept to himself. The police have maintained visible presence in the community, but it is not certain they know where the kidnappers are.”

But another member of the community told The Punch that a huge amount was paid, adding that the victim arrived at the estate around 5am in a boat.

He said, “A large amount of money was paid by his family for his release; he didn’t escape. He was released at about 5am.”