Abuja - A suspected child abductor has been arrested by police after it was discovered that he had tried to sell one of his victims in the Ijoko LGA of Ogun State.
According to a Punch report, Ola Ibikunle was nabbed after he was spotted holding a four-year-old by the neck in an uncompleted building.
He later confessed to selling a three-year-old boy for N1,500. The boy had also been abducted.
Ibikunle is believed to have grabbed his four-year-old victim, identified as Eniola, when she was following behind her father on their way to church.
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The man, who was reported to community members by Eniola's sister, was allegedly beaten by disgruntled residents before being handed over to police officials for further investigation.
“I am a bricklayer, but I use child abduction to augment my wages. A man in the Sango area contracted me to always get children for him. I don’t know what he uses them for. Last month, I abducted a boy of about three years and sold him to the man for N1,500.
“This girl (Eniola) was the second child I would abduct, but I did not succeed,” stated Ibikunle.
ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, PR Officer for the Ogun State Command, has since confirmed the development, stating that investigations are underway into the whereabouts of the three-year-old boy.
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