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Lagos Police Arrest Serial Kidnapper, Rescue Victims 



Lagos Police Arrest Serial Kidnapper, Rescue Victims 

The suspect was a neighbor to Bright’s parents

Operatives of Lagos State Police command have arrested one serial kidnapper, Joy Kolapo in the Ejigbo area of the State.

Afrika Eyes gathered that Kolapo abducted a three-year-old boy identified as Bright on October 27, 2022, in the Ejigbo area of Lagos State

In a statement by the police command spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin said that the suspect was arrested in the Omi Adio area of Oyo state on November 12, 2022, with another victim, one Moses ‘m’ aged 7 whom she had kidnapped in the Olopo Meta area of Oyo state.

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According to him, Investigation led to the rescue of Bright in the Akute area of Ogun State on the same day the suspect was arrested.

He said the 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.

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“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 Abiodun Division in Akute of the abandoned child.

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“The suspect then traveled 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.

Mr. Hundeyin, however, said the suspect has since been arraigned.

Buhari Olanrewaju Ahmed, a seasoned investigative journalist and climate/environmental reporter with a decade of experience, unravels complex issues and amplifies critical voices. His in-depth investigative work and insightful reporting have earned him recognition as a trusted source of information. Ahmed's unwavering commitment to journalism and exceptional storytelling prowess make him a standout figure in investigative journalism. His work drives meaningful conversations, influences policy decisions, and inspires collective efforts toward a sustainable future.

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