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Lagos police arrest female serial kidnapper of kids
By: News Editor
Mon, 21 Nov 2022   ||   Nigeria, Lagos State

A serial kidnapper, Joy Kolapo has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command.
The arrest follows an intelligence report the security agency gathered during an inquiry into the abduction of a 3-year-old boy, Bright.
This was disclosed in a statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Benjamin Hundeyin, on Sunday.
He said; “Following painstaking investigation and intelligence gathering into the abduction of a three-year old boy, Bright, on October 27, 2022 in Ejigbo area of Lagos State, detectives of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Lagos State Command, have arrested one serial kidnapper, Joy Kolapo ‘f’ aged 28.’’
“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.”
The police rescued Bright in Akute, Ogun State, the same day the woman was apprehended.
Further investigation revealed that Joy was a neighbor to Bright’s parents and had received N55,000 for his return.
The PRO said; “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.”


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