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Police arrest woman for kidnapping 3 children

17 September 2015, 20:43

Lagos - The Itire Division of the Lagos State Police Command has arrested a woman for allegedly kidnapping three children of the same parents.

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Mr Fatai Owoseni, who made the disclosure at a press briefing on Thursday, said the children were between ages one and four.

Owoseni said that the children, including twins, were coming from an Arabic school at about 7 p.m. when the suspected kidnapper picked the twins up on the road.

He said the suspect went to the mother of the children and demanded for the one year old baby, which she obliged.

Also read: Group decries cases of child kidnapping in Cross River 

"It was another woman who saw the manner the suspect demanded for the child and the mother gave the child out without any resistance or questions that now raised alarm.

"For the quick intervention of the police from Itire, the suspect would have been mobbed.

"At first, the suspect acted like a dumb person but after some tactics used on her by our operative, she started talking.

"We also got information that she has mental problem. All that she has said so far are useful for our investigation,’’ he said.

The commissioner therefore, advised members of the public to watch each other family members.

Owoseni said that there was need for parents to take adequate measures for the security of their children in school and at home.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the suspect, the three children and their mother were paraded before newsmen.



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