By Mary BASSEY, Senior Investigator Correspondent, Lagos/
LAGOS- POLICE Operatives attached to the Lagos State Command have arrested a female one man squad kidnapper notorious for kidnapping around the South-West geo-political zone. She was reported to have kidnapped a three year old boy somewhere in Ikotun Lagos and taken to Ogun where detectives later rescued the boy and reunite him with his parents. Sources said before her eventual arrest, she had also kidnapped other victims in Ogun and Oyo States respectively and demanded money from their parents before the were released adding that she had been arraigned in court for the crime of kidnapping.
A statement by the Command’s PRO SP Ben Hundeyin made available to CrimeWorld magazine onlines said the suspect had been in the business of kidnapping for ransom for sometime now. He said, “Following painstaking investigation and intelligence gathering into the abduction of a three-year old boy, Bright, on October 27, 2022 in Ejigbo area of Lagos State, detectives of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Lagos State Command, have arrested one serial kidnapper, Joy Kolapo ‘f’ aged 28. The suspect was arrested in Omi Adio area of Oyo state on November 12, 2022 with another victim, one Moses ‘m’ aged 7 whom she had kidnapped in Olopo Meta area of Oyo state. Investigation led to the rescue of Bright in Akute area of Ogun State same day the suspect was arrested.
Further investigation revealed that the suspect was a neighbor to Bright’s parents and had received the sum of Fifty-Five Thousand Naira (N55,000) from his parents for his return. Thereafter, the suspect took the victim to her friend’s shop in Akute, begging her friend to babysit the child while she went shopping but never showed up again. The friend immediately notified the Police at Ojodu Abiosun Division in Akute of the abandoned child. The suspect then travelled down to Oyo state after leaving Akute, kidnapped another victim, one Moses, demanded and received the sum of Twenty Thousand Naira (N20,000) from his parents before she was eventually arrested. The boys have been rescued unhurt and reunited with their parents. Meanwhile, the suspect has since been arraigned.”
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