child kidnap save by police before he was killed by angry mob
A child abductor in Ogun State escaped being kiled by angry mob. The suspect Ola Ibikunle was caught try to strangle an 11 year old girl in an uncompleted build in the Oyero Area of Ijoko. He was arrested by the Police and have been handed over to operatives of the special anti-robbery squad of the Agbado Police Division.
The girl’s father, Segun narrated how it happened.
‘The incident happened around 1pm on Tuesday. We had a programme in our church and we were late. Since Opeyemi is older, I thought they should be able to find their way to the church.
I had gone some distance ahead when some people called me that Opeyemi said her younger sister had been abducted. She said the abductor escaped with Eniola to an uncompleted building and she led us there. We met him holding her by the neck,’
The abductor Ibuikunle said he kidnaps children to augment his income as a bricklayer.
‘I am a bricklayer, but I use child abduction to augment my wages. A man in Sango area contracted me to always get children for him. I don’t know what he uses them for.
Last month, I abducted a boy of about three years and sold him to the man for N1,500. This girl (Eniola) was the second child I would abduct, but I did not succeed,’ he said.
The Ogun State acting Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi comfirming the report acknowledged that the suspect was arrested with the help of the residents, adding that investigation is ongoing.