Lagos - The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday said that it had rescued two persons - a five-year-old boy and a woman - who were kidnapped on Thursday and Friday, respectively.
The Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Ngozi Braide, said this in a statement in Lagos.
She said that the boy, simply identified as Destiny, a pupil of Sulaful Nursery and Primary school, Okokomaiko, Lagos, was rescued from a suspected female kidnapper at Okokomaiko.
Braide said that the pupil had been reunited with his family.
The police spokesperson said that the police rescued the other victim, Bosede Adisa, in Ikorodu, Lagos.
She said that kidnappers dispossessed the woman’s husband of his jeep and sped off with it when the woman was inside it.
"Policemen attached to Area 'N' Command Headquarters, Ijede, responded to a distress call on July 27 at about 2a.m., trailed and arrested one of the suspects.
"After the arrest of the suspect, the policemen rescued one Bosede Adisa at Ewu-Elepe Town in Ikorodu, Lagos.
"The suspect with others now at large dispossessed one Stephen Adisa of his Mitsubishi Montero Jeep with Reg. No. AKD 457 AZ at gunpoint at Lucky Fibre in Ikorodu and drove away with his wife, Bosede.''
She said that efforts were being made to arrest the other members of the gang.
She said that the cases had been transferred to the Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for further investigations.