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22-Year Old Arrested For Alleged Child Trafficking In Lagos, Rescued From Mob

Police operatives attached to Surulere Division have arrested Ayomide Fawehinmi for alleged child kidnap at Empire ares of Surulere in Lagos state.

The male suspect,aged 22 was first rescued from a mob for allegedly stealing the child.

The suspect was rescued and thereafter arrested after a distress call was received from members of the community about the mob action.

The Police Spokseperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin in a statement said, “Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect lured a 15-year-old boy from his mother’s shop and was taking him to an unknown destination before he was accosted by a neighbour who raised the alarm. The suspect had already dispossessed the boy of an Itel android phone to cut off communication with his mother.

While the boy has been rescued unhurt and the phone recovered, investigation is ongoing to establish the full extent of the suspect’s culpability. Suspect would be arraigned contingent on the outcome of the investigation.”

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, while commending residents of Lagos State for always promptly alerting the authorities to suspicious person/happenings, sternly warns member of the public to desist from jungle justice as it is a crime in itself.

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