Thursday, 21 May 2015

IMAGINE! Ogun teenager, minor nabbed for abducting a nine-month-old baby

A teenager, Rachael John, and a nine-year-old girl, Joy Atunramu, have been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for allegedly kidnapping their neighbour’s nine-month-old baby.

The suspects were arrested on Wednesday by detectives attached to Ilese Police Division, Ijebu Ode.

The baby was said to have been lured away from the mother’s shop at Old Toll gate area of the town by Atunramu, allegedly acting on the instruction of Rachael.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the police swung into action after the mother of the baby rushed to the police station to lodge a complain about the incident.

Adejobi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said Rachael was later arrested with the baby at Ogbere in the Ijebu area.

The police spokesman said, “It was gathered that the suspect had a conflict with the mother of the baby before the baby was stolen. She vowed, via a written letter, to deal with the mother of the baby.

“Though initially, the mother did not know who actually stole the baby, neighbours and some eyewitnesses, who saw the suspect with the baby intimated the mother and the police detectives with the information before the arrest of the suspects.

“It was also gathered that the suspect (Rachael) allegedly demanded the sum of N2m before she would release the baby.”

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