Woman allegedly kidnaps teenager, demands N250,000

CITIZENS COMPASS– MEN of Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 27 years old lady for alleged kidnapping a 13 years old girl, Sofiat Yusau, and demanding for ransom.

Spokesperson, Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 said the lady Mariam Ayila, was arrested on Tuesday, December 20,, 2022,.

According to him, the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Agbara divisional headquarters by one Ismail Yusau, who reported that, he sent his daughter on errand to Agbara market at about 11 am of the day, only to receive a strange call from an unknown person, who informed him that his daughter has been kidnapped, and that if he didn’t send the sum of N250,000 as ransom, he will never set his eyes on the girl again.

The Spokesperson said upon the report, the DPO Agbara division, CSP Abiodun Salau, mobilized his Crack Detectives, who embarked on technical and intelligence based investigation.

“Their efforts yielded positive results when the suspect was traced to her hideout in Atan- Ota area, where she was promptly arrested and the little girl was rescued unhurt.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect had earlier kidnapped a young girl at Itele Ota area on the 19th of December 2022, and ransom paid to her before she released her victim.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspect be handed over to the Anti kidnapping unit of the state Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and prosecution. “

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