A 19-year-old identified as Chisom Obiora, has been arrested by the police in Lagos state for attempting to abduct a baby in the state.
The suspect attempted to steal a 3-year-old boy after punching his mother, Mrs. Rofiat Ayinde, in the Satellite town area of the state on April 12th, whilst they were walking along the road.
Her shout for help led to the apprehension of the suspect. When interrogated, the suspect said he only picked the boy so he could show him direction to a place he was going. He denied attempting to kidnap the boy.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bala Elkana, said the case of the stolen child was reported at Satellite Police Station.
“The mother of the missing boy reported that her son, Al-ameen Ayinde, was abducted. It was through investigation that Chisom Obiora was arrested by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Satellite Police Station, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Chike Oti. The child was rescued unhurt.” Bala said