Police rescue four-year-old boy from kidnappers in Ogun

Written by on January 27, 2020

A four-year-old boy, Hamod Adeniran, has been rescued from three men, Abubakar Saidu, Danladi Abdulkarim and Abdullah Idris, who allegedly lured him out of his mother’s shop and abducted him in the Arepo area of Ogun State.

It was gathered that the kidnappers were about to board a bus with Hamod at the Arepo bus stop on Friday, when some persons, who knew the boy’s parents, accosted them and demanded where they were going with him.

One of the suspects was said to have claimed that Hamod was his son.

It was learnt that one of the people, who knew Hamod’s parents, quickly alerted his mother, Nimota, who rushed to the bus stop to claim her child.

Hamod’s father, who was near the bus stop when people were shouting and accusing the men of attempting to kidnap Hamod, said he got to know that it was his son when he moved near the scene of the commotion to observe what was going on.

“I was at the garage then but never knew that my son was the victim. It was when I stood up and moved closer to observe what was happening that I discovered that the victim was Hamod.

“I saw people, who knew him as my son, and what I was told was that one of the three men claimed that Hamod was his son and that they wanted to board a vehicle going to the North. It was in the process of the argument that my wife met us there and said she and Hamod just finished eating and that she went to the back of her shop to wash her hands when the men took him away.

“We quickly informed the police and the suspects were arrested. I want the government to prosecute them in accordance with the law.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Sunday, said the suspect hail from Jigawa State.

He stated that Hamod was reunited with his parents, adding that the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, advised parents to take the security and well-being of their children seriously to avert a reoccurrence of such an incident.

The suspects are undergoing interrogation and based on the order of the CP, Kenneth Ebrimson, have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation and possible prosecution.”

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