Following painstaking investigations and intelligence gathering into the abduction of a three-year-old boy, simply identified as Bright, on October 27, 2022 in Ejigbo area of Lagos State, detectives of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), of Lagos State Police Command, have arrested one serial kidnapper, Joy Kolapo, age 28.
The suspect was arrested in Omi Adio area of Oyo State on November 12, 2022 with another victim, one Moses age 7, whom she had kidnapped in Olopo Meta area of Oyo State.
Investigations led to the rescue of Bright in Akute area of Ogun State the same day the suspect was arrested.
Further investigations revealed that the suspect was a neighbor to Bright’s parents and had received the sum of Fifty-Five Thousand Naira (N55,000) from his parents for his return. Thereafter, the suspect took the victim to her friend’s shop in Akute, begging her friend to babysit the child while she went shopping but never showed up again. The friend immediately notified the Police at Ojodu Abiosun Division in Akute of the abandoned child.
The suspect then travelled to Oyo State after leaving Akute, kidnapped another victim, one Moses, demanded and received Twenty Thousand Naira (N20,000) from his parents before she was eventually arrested.
The boys have been rescued unhurt and reunited with their parents. Meanwhile, the suspect has since been arraigned.
The spokesman of the command SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the story in a statement.