The Nigerian Police

By Nkechi Odumoso

LAGOS/Nigeria: Two men who are suspected to have kidnapped a boy of 8years, Daniel Chukwudi, by the Lagos State Police Command. This was stated by the Spokesman of the Police Command, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu.

The spokesman of the command, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

According to the Spokesman, Master Daniel Chukwudi was rescued after about six days of being with the kidnappers, from July 12, when he was lured from the parents’ home in Aboru, Ikpaja, and later abducted him to Ajangbadi area of the state.

He said the suspects, allegedly planned and executed their crime with the victim’s neighbour, who had unhindered access to the family.

According to him, 24 hours after the act, the suspects reached out to the victim’s parents, demanding N2.5 million ransom, threatening to kill the victim if their demand was not met.

“Following report by the distressed parents, operatives of the State Intelligence Bureau, began a painstaking, diligent investigation, which led to the arrest of the two suspects in their criminal hideout.

“The victim was also rescued from his detention, where he was kept incommunicado.

Mr Ajisebutu disclosed that the State Police Commissioner, CP Hakeem Odumosu has directed that the suspects be charged to court after investigations.”


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