Men of Ogun police command says it had arrested three suspects namely Abubakar Saidu m’ 22yrs, Danladi Abdulkarim m’ 30yrs and Abdullah Idris m’ 25years for allegedly stealing a 4 year old boy Hammed Adeniran.
According to the State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Sunday, the suspects were arrested on January 24.
Oyeyemi noted that the arrest of the suspects followed a complaint by the mother of the child one Nimota Adeniran who reported at Warewa police station that she was alerted by one of her neighbours that her son was sighted with three strange men at Arepo bus stop along Lagos Ibadan expressway.
According to the statement, the three men were waiting to board a vehicle to only God knows destination .
“Upon the information, she started looking for her son only to discover that he is no longer where he left him.
“On the strength of the report, the DPO warewa division SP Folake Afeniforo quickly mobilized a team of policemen and moved to the bus stop where the men were said to be waiting to board vehicle.
“On getting there, the three men were met with the child in their possession and were promptly arrested with the help of members of the public.
“On interrogation, the three suspects who claimed to have come from Jigawa state can not give any reasonable account of why the child was seen with them or why they wanted to board commercial bus with the child.
“The child has been reunited with his parents while the suspects are undergoing interrogation,” he said.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police Cp Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation and possible prosecution.
The Cp, therefore, advised parents to always take the security and wellbeing of their children serious in order to shield them from those looking for every means to be rich.