From Tunde Osho, Abeokuta
The SUPREME learnt today Sunday March 6, 2022 that, a 35-year-old man Sunday Alani was on 23rd of February 2022 arrested by men of Ogun State Police command for allegedly stealing a one-year-old child at Atolashe village in Odeda Local Government area of the state.
The suspect was said to have been arrested following a distress call received by the policemen attached to Odeda Divisional Police headquarters that while the little girl was playing around in her parent’s compound, the suspect took advantage of the inattentive of her mother who was busy frying( gaari) cassava flakes and stylishly took the little girl and started running away.
It was a passerby, who noticed the suspicious movement of the suspect that called the attention of the mother who then raised an alarm.
Upon the distress call, the DPO Odeda Division, CSP Femi Olabode quickly mobilized his men in conjunction with So Safe Corps men and moved to the scene. The suspect was chased to the bush where he was arrested and the child rescued from him.
On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime, he informed the police that he came to the area with two women who are his accomplices. He explained further that he had previously stolen two children from Egbeda in Lagos and Akute area of Ogun State. According to him, once he succeeded in stolen a child, he will hand such child to the two women who will give him the N80,000
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole has ordered a massive manhunt for the two women accomplices of the suspect with the view to bring them to justice. The CP also directed that the suspect be transferred to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.
Spokesman of Ogun police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the story