Police reunite two missing kids with parents five years after abduction
Luck ran out on the suspect when one of the abducted children, named Ikimot, aged 12, came to Denton Police Station and reported that she was taken away from her parents some years ago and handed over to a woman she now calls her mother.
According to the Lagos police spokesman, CSP Chike Oti, Ikimot mentioned her abductor’s address and asked the police to reunite her with her parents.
“Based on her complaint, the DPO in charge of Denton Police Station, CSP Saheed Quadri, led a team of detectives to No. 1, Ogati Street, Fadeyi, Lagos, where the suspect was apprehended.
“When the suspect and her victim were debriefed, the child stated that she was seven years old when she started living with the suspect and that her present age is 12. She mentioned another little boy called Okashetu Musa as another victim of the suspect. Thus, the DPO dispatched a team of detectives to rescue the boy who was abducted when he was six but now 11 years old.
“In his own account, the boy who could still speak Hausa said he once lived in the Ebute Meta area of the state with his mother. The leader of the Hausa community in Ebute Meta was invited to the station to help link the child to his parents. The leader, after consultation with his subjects, claimed that the mother of the boy, a blind woman, had relocated to Kastina State having lost hope on the possibility of finding her child.
Meanwhile, the children have been reunited with their parents while the suspect was yesterday charged before an Ebute Meta Magistrate’s Court with conspiracy, abduction and child stealing,” Oti said.
The Guardian gathered that Lagos police boss has directed the Divisional Police Officer to intensify efforts in ensuring that all the persons connected with the crime are arrested and prosecuted.
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