POLICE ARREST SUSPECTED KIDNAPPER
Nemesis caught up with a girl of about 24 years old, who was suspected to have kidnapped a five-year-old Master Victor Eze. The girl, who gave her name as Bimbo Owoyemi, was caught at Suru bus stop by a commercial motorcyclist, Mr Obinna Nshiegbe, when she wanted to cross the Lagos – Badagry expressway to board a vehicle to her destination.
Nsiegbe told Saturday Sun that when the girl was coming towards his direction with strap on her back, curiously, he noticed that the boy was crying and struggling to come down and as a result, he sensed that something was amiss .
According to him, he immediately intervened and asked the suspect to know what was going on and in the process, the little boy owned up that the young lady picked him on his way back from holiday lesson at a school around Goriola Street, Ajegunle in Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Area and forced him to follow her to an unknown destination.
'What happened today surprised me. We were at our okada park at about 11.45 am and I sighted the lady with a boy on her back. What drew my attention was that the boy was crying and struggling to get freedom, yet the lady refused and held him very tight. Having seen that the boy is old enough to walk on his own, I went to meet her to know why the boy was struggling. The boy opened up and told me that the lady picked him from Ajegunle on his way back from school'.
Nshiegbe further stated that the lady attacked him when he intervened probably he had come to truncate her evil plans. 'When I called her to find out, she attacked me claiming that the boy was her son, but I did not agree because there was no resemblance among two of them. So after all, she succumbed and admitted kidnapping the boy
ÃŸIt took the intervention of policemen on duty at the Chinese Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC), yard at Suru and some passers by to stop the suspected kidnapper from being lynched by angry mob that quickly gathered at the scene.
The boy and the suspect kidnapper were taken to Orile Police Station and during interrogation, the suspect claimed that the boy is her son and that she lives at No. 2, Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos. She refused to give further information about her reason for such act. Speaking in pidgin English, the suspect said, 'My name na Bimbo Owoyemi, I dey live for No. 2 Toyin Street for Ikeja. Nobody send me. I pick the boy because na my pickin'.
When interviewed, Victor said that he did not know the suspect and does not know where she was taking him to. 'I do not know her. She dragged me to follow her when I was returning from lesson and I started to cry because I did not know where she was taking me. I did not understand what was going on. I remembered my mummy and daddy, but I could not see them. It was when people gathered and removed me from her back that I knew what happened'.
Victor who was still with his school bag on his back was panicking and eager to meet his parents.
As at the time of filing this report, the Orile police were investigating the matter