Kidnappers Who Lure Kids With Money Arrested In Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corp rescued two suspected kidnap suspects who were caught and almost lynched to death by residents for attempted kidnapping yesterday.
Their kidnap attempt of a 2-year-old boy identified as Darasimi Tijani, who was allegedly lured by the suspects with N50, was foiled at No 90, Oyewole Road, Orile-Agege, about 9a.m.

The kidnappers wanted to strike as they realised that Darasimi’s guardian, Mrs. Fathimo Balogun, went in to attend to the need of other kids, but passers-by, who learnt of thethe kidnappers’ sinister moves, raised alarm which led to their arrest by a mob.

The intervention of LNSC officers saved the suspects from being lynched while the boy, his mother, Mrs. Wasilat Tijani, and the guardian were taken to LNSC station at Orile-Agege LCDA.

According to New Telegraph, while speaking to journalists, the Public Relations Officer of the LNSC agency, Afolabi Olayiwola, confirmed the arrest of the suspects.

He said, “LNSC, at exactly 9.30a.m., upon an intelligence information received from the public, arrested two kidnappers at No 90, Oyewole Road, Orile-Agege who lured the little boy, Darasimi Tijani (two years old), with N50 note, when they realised that the guardian, Fathimo Balogun, quickly went in to attend to the needs of other kids.

“Passer-by raised the alarm and the LNSC officers moved to arrest and save the two kidnappers from being lynched by the public. We rescued the boy and the mother, Wasilat Tijani, with the guardian to our station at Orile-Agege LCDA along with the kidnappers.”

One of the suspects speaks Hausa while the other pretends as mad man.

“Our primary investigation revealed that one of the suspects is a Hausa man by name Muritala Lado, who claimed to be a tailor, the second suspect pretended to be a mad man but later mentioned his name as Bassey. They all confessed to have committed the crime. They have all been moved to the Agency Headquarters at Bolade Oshodi for necessary further action.”