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Police rescue two children from kidnappers in Ibadan hotel


The rescued children

The Ogun State police command has rescued a boy and a girl from a suspected kidnapper. According to the state police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of police (ASP), the 28-year-old suspect identified as Abiodun Joseph, allegedly kidnapped a 12-year-old girl, Tobiloba Aleshiloye and a boy, Yussuf Kudus, aged eight.

He said: “The suspect who resides at No. 10, Canaanland, Sango Ota, abducted the two children on September 15, 2017 and took them to unknown place from where he started demanding the sum of N150,000 per child from parents of the abducted children.

“The case was reported to the police at Agbara Division and detectives were detailed to be on the trail of the kidnapper. Technical investigation was conducted, the hideout of the suspect was located in a hotel at Ojoo area of Ibadan, and the place was stormed by detectives, where the suspect was arrested and victims rescued unhurt.


“The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to Anti-kidnapping/Cultist Unit of the Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department, while the two children have been re-united with their parents.

The police boss also appealed to members of the public to take security of their children seriously in order not to make them victims of kidnappers.

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