Accoridng to reports, the Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 28-year-old man identified as Abiodun Joseph, in Ibadan, Oyo State, for allegedly kidnapping two children.
The victims are a girl, Tobiloba Aleshiloye, 12, and an eight-year-old boy, Yussuf Kudus.
The suspect, who was reported to be a resident of Cananland, Sango Ota, in the Ado Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state, abducted the two children on September 15, 2017.
The suspect reportedly took them to an unknown place, from where he demanded a ransom of N150,000 per child from their parents.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said that the parents of the abducted children reported the case to the police at the Agbara division and police detectives were detailed to be on the trail of the kidnapper.
He said “Technical investigation” was conducted on the suspect’s whereabouts and his hideout was located in a hotel in the Ojo area of Ibadan.
He also said the detectives stormed the location, arrested the suspect and rescued the victims unhurt.
“The two children have been reunited with their parents,” Oyeyemi added.
The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has since ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the Anti-kidnapping/Cultism unit of the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Eleweran, Abeokuta.
He appealed to members of the public to take security of their children seriouslyso that they won’t be victims of kidnappers.