By Maureen Ikpeama
Police in Lagos State Command have arrested a 28-year -old female serial kidnapper, Joy Kolapo, over the abduction of a three-year old boy, Bright, on October 27, 2022 in Ejigbo area of Lagos State.
Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who disclosed this in a statement, said her arrest followed investigations by the detectives of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID),
‘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.
“Investigation led to the rescue of Bright in Akute area of Ogun State same day the suspect was arrested,” Hundeyin said.
According to him, further investigation revealed that the suspect was a neighbor to Bright’s parents and had received the sum of 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 N20,000 from his parents before she was eventually arrested.
“The boys have been rescued unhurt and reunited with their parents. Meanwhile, the suspect has since been arraigned,”Hundryin said.