Following a thorough 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, has arrested one serial kidnapper, Joy Kolapo ‘f’ aged 28.
The suspect was arrested in the Omi Adio area of Oyo state on November 12, 2022, with another victim, Moses ‘m’ aged 7 whom she had kidnapped in the Olopo Meta area of Oyo state.
The investigation led to the rescue of Bright in the Akute area of Ogun State same day the suspect was arrested.
Further investigation revealed that 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.
After that, the suspect took the victim to her friend’s shop in Akute, begging her friend to babysit the child while she went shopping but she never showed up again. The friend immediately notified the Police at Ojodu Abiodun Division in Akute of the abandoned child.
The suspect then travelled down to Oyo state after leaving Akute, kidnapped another victim, one Moses, and 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.
Meanwhile, the suspect has since been arraigned.