June 17, 2024

Police arrest female serial kidnapper, rescue, reunite victims with families

Detectives of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Lagos State Command, have arrested a female serial kidnapper, Joy Kolapo, aged 28.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this via his verified Twitter account on Sunday November 20, 2022.

According to Hundeyin, the arrest followed the 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.

“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,” Hundeyin said.

He added, “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 PPRO stated further that 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.

It was reported that the boys have been rescued unhurt and reunited with their parents. Meanwhile, the suspect has since been arraigned.

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