Girl on errand kidnapped in Lagos

The Ogun Police Command has arrested one Odele Tosin for allegedly kidnapping a 12-year-old girl (names withheld).

Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, made the disclosure on Saturday in Abeokuta while addressing newsmen.

He said that the suspect, who was the leader of the kidnapping gang, committed the crime at Ketu area of Lagos, at about 1.00p.m. on Saturday

Oyeyemi disclosed that the girl was kidnapped by the gang when she was on an errand for her parents.

“She was taken to a hotel in Mowe area where the kidnappers kept her and started demanding ransom.

“Luck ran against them when the anti-robbery team from Mowe Division, led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Ebohuwa, got a tip-off and stormed the hotel,” he said.

He said the victim was rescued unhurt, while one of the suspects was arrested, but the others escaped.

He said that the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had ordered for a manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang.

Oyeyemi said that the commissioner had directed that the suspect be transferred to anti- kidnapping unit at the command headquarters, Abeokuta, for discreet investigation.

He said the CP commended the efforts of the rescue team and assured residents of the state of adequate security.