Notorious and wanted kidnapper, Timi alias Fish, who was early Tuesday killed by members of the Oodua People's Congress had threatened to kill a divisional police officer in Ikorodu.
Fish, who was killed during a gun battle with OPC member around Olanukan area of Ishawo early Tuesday, had reportedly led a gang that killed an OPC member during a shoot out last year.
It was gathered that, Fish, who was a former pipeline vandal, resorted to armed robbery and kidnapping around Ishawo, Asolo and other parts of Ikorodu. Fish was also one of the Leaders of the gang that kidnapped students of Turkish International School some months ago.
It was further gathered that Fish had some months ago threatened to kill a divisional police officer in Ikorodu and he was on a mission to assassinate one person and abduct two others, when he was killed. A source in the said “he (Fish) was well known to many members of the OPC in Ikorodu West. We have had an encounter with him, when we rescued two people from his gang . “ The source added that “ His gang was about taking two abducted people away last year, when our members from Olanukan zone engaged them and rescued the people but we lost one of our members “ Another source , who is very close to the OPC said “ between Monday night and early Tuesday, he invaded a community but unknown to him, the OPC members had replaced the Hausa guards there. He had earlier attacked that community before. His gang tied the Hausa security men on guard and raided the who community for hours, the source stated He added that when he got to the community on Tuesday, he met two OPC members and told them that he was not there for them and that he had not time for them and they allowed him and his gang members to go. Unknown to Fish and his gang, the OPC members had mobilized members in the area and a manhunt was reportedly launched for him and he was traced to a building in Olanukan, When we got to the area, he was already inside one of the buildings but yet to gain an entrance into the main building. An OPC member, who pleaded anonymity said.
The coordinator of the OPC in Ikorodu West, Dada Olugbenga said that Fish and his gang members engaged his group in a very fierce gun battle, before he was finally killed, while other members of his gang escaped with bullets wounds. He had a clear mission to kill someone and abduct two other persons but we saw that as an opportunity to put an end to his criminal activities. He was a wanted criminal.
The Lagos State commissioner of police , Fatai Owoseni had on Tuesday confirmed the death of Fish to newsmen, while parading suspected criminals, who were arrested in the state .