A 20-year-old woman, Ajoke Owolabi has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for abducting a 7-year old girl, Racheal Olorunshola for period of 19 months.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi stated that “the little girl was abducted 19 months ago while returning from school and the parents have been looking for her since then but suddenly brought home by a good Samaritan early August this year”.
Oyeyemi also disclosed that “luck however ran against the abductor on the 29th August when the little girl was playing in front of her parents’ house at Igbore and the suspect was passing by.
The victim raised alarm, pointing at the woman as the person who abducted her. The suspect was promptly arrested, but denied ever knowing the girl. But the girl quickly mentioned her name as Aunty Ajoke and when she was searched, her name was seen conspicuously written on her body. It was then she confessed to the commission of the offence”.
The spokesman said “she revealed further that, the little girl was taken to Oshodi in Lagos where she was kept for 19 months. She stated that she came to attend a party in Abeokuta and kept the girl in a room from where she escaped. She passed through the girl’s parent’s house unknown to her that the girl was there on that fateful day when she was arrested”.
Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to Anti-Kidnapping/Cultist Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.
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