The Police in Ogun State have arrested three people – Abubakar Saidu, 22, Danladi Abdulkarim,30, and Abdullah Idris,25, for stealing a four year old boy, Hammed Adeniran.
The suspects were arrested in possession of the boy at Arepo bus stop along Lagos – Ibadan expressway, Ogun State, with the help of members of the public, while waiting to board a vehicle going to undisclosed location.
A Passer – by who happened to know the boy and his parents, saw him with the suspects at the bus stop and alerted the boy’s mother, Nimota Adeniran, when he got home.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this in a release, said the boy’s mother, Nimota Adeniran, reported the theft of her baby at Warewa Police station when she could not find the boy where she kept him.
Abimbola, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said the Divisional Police Officer, warewa Division, Folake Afeniforo, a Superintendent of Police, quickly mobilised a team of policemen and rushed to the bus stop where they met with the suspects in possession of the child and subsequently arrested them.
The suspects who claimed to have come from jigawa state could not explain why the child was seen with them or why they wanted to board commercial bus with him.
The child has been reunited with his parents while the suspects are undergoing interrogation.
The commissioner of Polic, Kenneth Ebrimson has directed that the suspect be transferred to state the criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.
The Police boss also 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.