LAGOS — Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Umar Manko, has confirmed the arrest of a 28-year-old man and his girlfriend for abducting a boy of 14 years, whose name was given as Daniel Olumide.
Olumide was kidnapped on February 2 and taken to an unknown location.
After the arrest of the alleged culprit whose name the commissioner refused to mention “since investigations were ongoing,” it was discovered that the kidnapper kept the victim in his girlfriend’s apartment for some days after the abduction.
The lovers, after committing the crime within their neighbourhood in the Ikotun area of the state, allegedly contacted the family of the victim, demanding N2 million ransom for his release.
Parents of the victim were confused on how to handle the matter but a neighbour reportedly alerted the Police of seeing the victim with the suspected kidnappers minutes before the victim was declared missing.
The commissioner said the Police swung into action, arresting the suspect and rescuing the boy.
According to Manko, the suspects were arrested by officials of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, in the state and the victim was rescued unhurt.
SARS kills eight suspected robbers
In another development, Manko announced that officials of SARS in Lagos last Sunday killed eight suspected robbers during a gun duel, which occurred after a one-week operation to rid the state of criminals.
He said in one of the successful battles within the week, his men recovered a Toyota Camry with number plate, EPE 737 AT, which was snatched from its owner by robbers.