Detectives of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Lagos State Command, have arrested one suspected serial kidnapper, Joy Kolapo.
The 28-year-old female was arrested following painstaking investigation and intelligence gathering into the abduction of a three-year-old boy, Bright, on October 27, 2022, in Ejigbo area of Lagos State,
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, on Sunday.
The statement read in part, “The suspect was arrested in Omi Adio area of Oyo state on November 12, 2022, with another victim, one Moses ‘m’ aged 7 whom she had kidnapped in Olopo Meta area of Oyo state.
“Investigation led to the rescue of Bright in Akute area of Ogun State same day the suspect was arrested.
“Further investigation revealed that the suspect was a neighbour 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 down to Oyo state after leaving Akute, kidnapped another victim, one Moses, demanded and received the sum of Twenty Thousand Naira (N20,000) from his parents before she was eventually arrested.”