Female ‘serial kidnapper’ nabbed in Lagos


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The Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested a ‘serial kidnapper’, Joy Kolapo following painstaking investigation and intelligence gathering into the abduction of a three-year-old boy, Bright, on October 27 in Ejigbo area of Lagos State.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

He said that the 28-year-old suspect was arrested by detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID).

According to the police, Kolapo was arrested in Omi Adio area of Oyo state on November 12, 2022, with another victim, one seven-year-old Moses, that she allegedly 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,” the statement read in part.

The police spokesman said that the suspect has since been arraigned.


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