Ogun Police arrest suspected kidnappers, recover three kids

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The Ogun Police Command on Wednesday paraded three suspected kidnappers who allegedly specialized in child stealing, and recover three kids from the suspects.

The suspects who include Kate Njoku, Joy Okorie, and Onyeka Joseph, reportedly abducted children and sold them outside the state.

The Police Public Relations Committee, Abimbola Oyeyemi while parading the suspect before newsmen at the State Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta disclosed that the three kids were recovered from Anambra State where they have been enrolled in elementary school.

Oyeyemi said the suspects’ mode of operation “is to go into different neighborhood where they targeted children and rent an apartment” in an attempt to carryout their heinous act.

The PPRO added that the arrest of one Mary Paul, a principal suspect, who is undergoing trail in Ondo State, led to the arrest of three suspects.

He said, “The suspects make friends with unsuspecting parents of the targeted children, gain their trust and sometimes become a child care giver in the absence of the unsuspecting parents.

“In the process, the suspect having appreciable information about their victims will suddenly disappear with the wards of their unsuspecting neighbours without trace,”.

Oyeyemi however urged the residents of the state to be vigilant “and not allow themselves to be preyed on cheaply.”

Meanwhile, one of the suspects, Joy Okorie told newsmen that they sold each of the kid in the range of N300,000 and N450,000.

“I sold two boys N300,000 each. I was caught in my first of engaging in the crime and I regret my action,” she said.

While Olayinka was handed over to his parent, Oyeyemi said efforts are on to rescue his sister.

However, parents of the two other rescued kids have yet to be identified.

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