A four-man gang wearing the uniform usually used by officials of the anti-robbery
squad, stormed Oshodi under bridge on
Saturday around 2:30pm, snatching a young woman at gunpoint.
she was confronted by the men and whisked away in a Honda Pilot jeep.
threatened her with a gun.
PUNCH reports the young woman struggled to avoid being abducted by
snatching handcuffs from one of the abductors and smashing it on his
“The men were four, but only one of them came out to abduct the lady.
She managed to grab the handcuffs from the man and hit him on the head.
He did not let her go.He dragged her to a pole and punched her several
times till she was helpless. As some of us wanted to rescue her, the man
brought out a gun and threatened to shoot anybody that came near him.
Even an Air Force official who approached the others in the vehicle was
Another eyewitness, who gave his name only as Johnson, said the gang might be cultists, adding that the woman might have stepped on their toes.
A man simply, identified as Ayo, however, said that the men were
kidnappers. He said they would have killed the woman on the spot if they
“I cannot say they are policemen because the man in
uniform has beard which is not allowed in armed forces. They must be
kidnappers. They would have shot her dead if they were cult members,” he