A female serial kidnapper was on Sunday arrested by the operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for kidnapping a three-year-old boy in Lagos and a seven-year-old boy in Oyo State.
The arrest of the 28-year-old female suspect, Joy Kolapo, was confirmed in a statement issued by the Police Spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin on Sunday.
The statement read: “The suspect abducted the three-year-old boy on Oct. 27 at Ejigbo area of Lagos State.
She was arrested at Omi-Adio near Ibadan on Nov. 12 with another victim, a seven-year-boy whom she had kidnapped at Olopo Meta in Ibadan.
“Investigation led to the rescue of the three-year-old boy at Akute area of Ogun the same day the suspect was arrested,’’ Mr Hundeyin added.
He further stated that investigation has shown that the suspect was a neighbour of the boy’s parents from whom she received N55,000 as ransom to return the child.
She took the boy to her friend’s shop at Akute and begged the friend to babysit the child while she went shopping, but never returned.
“The suspect travelled to Oyo State after leaving Akute, kidnapped the seven-year-old, demanded and received N20,000 from his parents before she was eventually arrested,’’ Hundeyin stated.
Hundeyin revealed that the suspect’s friend with whom she dropped the three-year-old notified the police at Ojodu Abiodun Division in Akute about the abandoned child.
In the meantime, the police spokesperson has stated that the two kidnapped kids have been found unharmed and returned to their families.