A 20-year-old lady identified as Ajoke Owolabi has been arrested in Oshodi, Lagos state, for abducting a 7-year-old girl and keeping her for 19 months.
The Nation reported that Owolabi was said to have kidnapped in March, 2016, Rachael Olorunshola while she was returning from school.
Also the Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed that a good Samaritan found the girl and took her home to reunite with her parents.
Oyeyemi said: “Luck ran out of the suspect on August 29. The child was playing in front of her parent’s home at Igbore, Abeokuta, Ogun State when the suspect passed by. The child raised the alarm, pointing at the woman as the person who abducted her. The suspect was promptly arrested, but she denied ever knowing the girl. The girl quickly mentioned her name as aunty Ajoke and when she was searched, her name was seen conspicuously written on her body. It was then she confessed to the commission of the offence. She revealed that the little girl was taken to Oshodi in Lagos where she was kept for 19 months. She stated that she kept the girl in her room and left for a party in Abeokuta, but the girl escaped. She passed by the girl’s parent’s house not knowing that the girl was there and that was how she was arrested.”
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The Ogun state Commissioner of Police Ahmed Iliyasu disclosed that the case should be transferred to the Anti-kidnapping/Cultism Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further investigation.
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