By Esther Onyegbula
LAGOS—A woman alleged to have kidnapped a 10-year-old girl stripped herself to avoid arrest, yesterday, at the Ajegunle Police Division.
The woman, said to have identified herself as a serving Assistant Commissioner of Police, allegedly kidnapped the primary school pupil who was on her way to school, at Barra Street.
Eyewitnesses said the attention of some passers-by was attracted following the pupil’s fruitless effort to free herself from Comfort’s grip.
An eyewitness, who gave his name as Mr. Joseph Ogbonna, said: “Out of curiosity, we decided to find out what the problem was and the girl said she did not know the woman. But Comfort said she was taking her child to Area B Command.
“A man among the crowd asked the girl to give her mother’s telephone number which she did. We dialed the line and her mother surfaced.”
An angry mob almost lynched Comfort before a police patrol team from Ajegunle Division took her to the station.
However, at the station the suspect reportedly became incoherent and stripped herself, causing the male policemen to flee leaving the female officers to attend to the suspect.
One of the residents of Olubukola Street, who out of curiosity went to the station, was said to have disclosed that Comfort was mentally deranged and had attacked a pregnant woman.