Even teenagers are been coopted into this ‘kidnapping’ business!
A teenager, Racheal John, and Joy Atunramu, 9, have been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly kidnapping their neighbour’s nine-month-old baby.
The suspects were arrested on Wednesday by detectives attached to the Ilese Police Division, Ijebu Ode.
The baby was said to have been taken from the mother’s shop at the Old Toll gate area of the town by Atunramu, allegedly acting on the instruction of John.
The state police spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the police swung into action after the mother of the baby rushed to the police station to make a complaint about the incident.
Adejobi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said, John was later arrested with the baby at the Ogbere area of Ijebu.
He said, “Investigation revealed that the suspect had a conflict with the mother of the baby before the baby was stolen.
“She vowed via a written letter to deal with the mother of the baby.
“The mother did not know who actually stole the baby, but neighbours and some eyewitnesses, who saw the suspect with the baby ─ who was stolen by Atunramu on the instruction of the first suspect, John ─ intimated the mother and the police detectives before the arrest of the suspects.
“It was also gathered that the suspect (John) allegedly demanded the sum of N2m as ransom before she would release the baby.” – PUNCH