Nigeria: Ogun police command bursts 3-member child stealing syndicate
London, April 11, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Men of Nigeria Police, Ogun State Command have arrested 3 members of a syndicate who specialized in stealing children from their unsuspecting parents.
The syndicate’s mode of Operation, according to the police is to use two of their members to disguise as couple looking for an apartment to in places where children of their interest reside.
Confirming the report, Ogun Command image maker, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects have succeeded in stealing 8 children from different locations across Ogun State and sold them to their prospective buyers in Anambra State consequent upon which the Command launched serious manhunt for members of the syndicate.
It was learnt that the Anti-kidnapping/Cultist Unit who were given the mandate to crack the syndicate embarked on high technical investigation which paid off when the principal suspect, one Mary Paul was tracked to Ondo State where she is presently on trial and remanded in prison custody.
Through synergy with Ondo Command, relevant information was extracted, and that led to the arrest of three other members of the gang who were directly involved in stealing of eight children across Ogun State. Three of those children have been rescued
The suspects are: Kate Njoku, Joy Okorie and Onyeka Joseph.
One of the children rescued from the gang, ”Temidayo Ajayi” who was abducted with his brother in Sagamu since July 2018 has been reunited with his parent, while efforts are on to recover his brother from the gang.
Oyeyemi said the suspects have all made useful statements to the Police on how they stole the children and sold them to their accomplices in Anambra State.
The state Commissioner of Police Bashir Makama has ordered a thorough investigation of the case with the view to bringing other members of the syndicate to justice
He equally appealed to parents to take the security of their children serious by not leaving their wards to the care of a total stranger