Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 27-year-old woman, Mariam Ayila for allegedly kidnapping a 13-year-old girl, Sofiat Yusau in the Ota area of the state.

The suspect was arrested after one Ismail Yusau reported at the Agbara Divisional Headquarters that his daughter who he sent on an errand had not returned home.

He told policemen that he received a strange call some hours after from an unknown person, who told him that his daughter had been kidnapped and that if he failed to send the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand as ransom, he would not set his eyes on the girl again. 

The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi said in a statement in Abeokuta that the suspect was arrested at her hideout in the Atan-Ota area, and the little girl was rescued unhurt.

Mr Oyeyemi explained that preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect had earlier kidnapped another young girl in the Itele-Ota area on the 19th of December 2022, and ransom was paid to her before she released her victim. 

He said the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Mr Lanre Bankole, had directed that the suspect be handed over to the Anti-kidnapping Unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and prosecution.

Olusegun Folarin

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