The Police corporal, identified as Emmanuel Okujo, according to police sources, showed up Monday evening at the Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja, Lagos, with the kidnapped-victim, Patience Isanbor, who was discovered to be pregnant for him.
It will be recalled that the corporal reportedly shot one Blessing Isanbor in the mouth, in her parents’ apartment at Ifako, Lagos, during an argument and locked her inside, apparently to bleed to death.
He absconded with the victim’s younger sister to an unknown destination, a development that resulted in his being declared wanted by the command.
During investigation, the trigger-happy policeman, attached to Ifako division, told detectives at the State Investigation Bureau, that he dropped his AK 47 riffle at a location, where he informed a colleague to get it from.
He denied abducting Patience, claiming that she was his girl- friend. He also, blamed his action on the handiwork of the devil, adding that it was an accidental discharge.
Collaborating his claim, Patience said she followed the policeman willingly to his hideout, which none of them disclosed, saying they only came out of hiding in order to clear her lover’s name in the kidnap saga. Investigation according to Police sources was still on-going.
Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Joseph Jaiyeoba, who confirmed the arrest, described the incident as unfortunate. He said that Patience would not be left out as she would also be charged for conspiracy.
Meanwhile, the victim is still at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, where sources said she is responding to treatment.