A suspected kidnapper of a four-year-old schoolboy has been arrested by policemen in Ogun State.Wale Ogunbadejo was arrested last Friday for kidnapping Attairu Amisu, a pupil of Abdul Rahman Academy Sabo, Obalende Ijebu-Ode, at the school premises.
The kidnappers had gone to the school pretending to be a relative sent by his parents to pick him up. It was gathered that the school authorities handed over the boy to the purported relative, only for the child’s mother to come minutes later for the child.
Having successfully kidnapped the minor, the criminals, it was learnt, contacted his family and demanded N5million ransom.
It was gathered that the family immediately reported the case at the police station and a manhunt for the suspects was initiated.
According to the spokesman for the Ogun State command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), the suspect was arrested in his hideout and the child rescued unhurt.
He said: “The Commissioner of Police, (CP) Ahmed Iliyasu dispatched anti-kidnapping team with a matching order to rescue the boy unhurt. The team swung into action and their efforts paid off on Friday when the hideout of the gang was invaded and one Wale Ogunbadejo, their kingpin, was arrested. The boy was rescued unhurt.
“The victim has been re-united with his family while the suspect is undergoing interrogation; serious manhunt has been lunched for the fleeing members of the gang.”