Mufutau Timileyin Sulaimon, a most wanted notorious kidnapper, known as ‘pencil’, has been killed in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State during a gun battle with the police.
Mufutau and his gang were said to be responsible for the kidnap and murder of two Bureau de Change operators in Ikorodu on March 14, 2019, after collecting a N1.6 million ransom.
Bala Elkana, the state police command spokesperson in a statement on Monday, disclosed that on Sunday, at about 9.10pm, the kidnap kingpin was killed in a gun battle with the police.
“This brings to an end his reign of terror. His gang is responsible for mysterious disappearance of people in Ikorodu over a period of time whom they kidnapped, demanded for ransom, murdered and dumped them in septic tank. They are serial killers, rapists and cultists.
“Three members of his gang were earlier arrested by SARS operatives and they led the operatives to their den in Ikorodu where corpses of the two Bureau de Change operators and two other victims were recovered. A sustained monitoring of the fugitive ring leader finally yielded positive results as the team eventually traced him to his hideout at Odogunya, Ikorodu,” he said.
Elkana added that the deceased and his gang, on sighting the team led by DSP Rotimi Ogunmuyiwa, engaged the police in a gun battle.
According to him, two Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives; namely Sgt Omola Adedeji and Sgt Oluwadare Gbenga, sustained various degree of injuries, while the primary target sustained bullet wound on his legs and were all taken to hospital.
“While the said Pencil was confirmed dead on arrival, the two injured operatives were taken to intensive care Unit and are responding to treatment. One gun with live ammunition and expanded ammunition were recovered,” he added.