Police arrest man for kidnapping neighbour’s son in Lagos.

Written by on August 22, 2021

A resident of Aboru in the Ipaja area of Lagos, Desmond Okoroafor, has been arrested for the alleged kidnap of his neighbour’s eight-year-old son, Daniel Chukwudi.

Okoroafor was apprehended alongside one Egwuonwu Iyke, whom he reportedly connived with to abduct the boy and hold him captive.

From their hideout in the Ajangbadi area of the state, the duo were said to have contacted the victim’s family and demanded 2.5 Million Naira ransom for his release.

The police said operatives of the State Intelligence Bureau went after the suspects after the victim’s parents reported the abduction, which occurred on July 11, 2021.

The spokesperson for the police in the state, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, in a statement on Saturday, said Okoroafor exploited his unhindered access to the family to lure the victim from home to Ajangbadi, where he was in captivity for six days before he was rescued.

Ajisebutu said the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had directed that the suspects be charged.

Credit: Punch

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