A 12-yr-old girl has been rescued by officers of the Ogun state police command and the mastermind arrested.
The suspect identified as Odele Tosin was taken into police custody after the victim, Eniola Oyekanmi, was rescued.
Eniola was reportedly abducted on Friday, October 21, at the Orimerunmu area of Ketu, Lagos, Daily Post reports.
Speaking with journalists, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, explained that the victim was kidnapped by a gang while she was on an errand for her parents.
“She was taken to a hotel in Mowe where the kidnappers kept her and started demanding a ransom.
“They ran out of luck when the anti-robbery team from Mowe Division, led by the Divisional Police Officer, Francis Ebohuwa, got a tip-off and stormed the hotel. One of the suspects was arrested while others escaped. The victim was rescued unhurt.”
The Mowe Division policemen reportedly rescued Eniola early on Friday, October 28 at a hotel at Mowe, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state, where she was kept while the gang demanded ransom for her release.
According to Oyeyemi, the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered that the remaining members of the gang who escaped, be found and brought into custody.
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Oyeyemi added that the Commissioner also gave a directive that the suspect is transferred immediately to the Anti-kidnapping Unit of the command headquarters at Eleweran, Abeokuta, for further investigation.