Operatives of the Lagos State Command have arrested a 28-year-old woman identified as Joy Kolapo for allegedly kidnapping two boys aged three and seven in Lagos and Oyo states.

The suspect was arrested in Omi Adio area of Oyo state on November 12, 2022, with another victim, Moses (male)aged 7 whom she had kidnapped in Olopo Meta area of Oyo state.  

The information available indicates that Bright was rescued in Akute area of Ogun State the same day the suspect was arrested.

The suspect was a neighbor to Bright’s parents and had received the sum of Fifty-Five Thousand Naira (N55,000) from his parents for his return. 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 subsequently travelled down to Oyo state after leaving Akute, kidnapped another victim, Moses, demanded and received the sum of Twenty Thousand Naira (N20,000) from his parents before she was eventually arrested.

The boys have been rescued unhurt and reunited with their parents.


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