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Police Nabs Female Kidnapper In Lagos, Rescues 3 Children

Operatives of the Lagos State Pilice Command have arrested a 40 years-old woman, Alima Akintola for abducting three children.

The suspect was arrested following a swift action by detectives attached to the command and the three students were rescued and other suspects escaped with bullets wound.

The Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) SP Benjamin Hundeyin in a statement noted that the case was reported on Monday at about 3.30 p.m. to the Area M Police Command, Idimu by one Segun, who said to be a headmaster of one school, located at Ijegun area of Lagos.

He said the headmaster reported that some unknown persons invaded their school and kidnapped three students in the school premises.

Hundeyin said upon receiving the information,  detectives from the area M moved immediately to the school with the aim of rescuing the students and arrest the suspects involved in the kidnapping.

“The culprits were given a hot chase, where one of the suspects, 40 years old female, who allegedly kidnapped three pre- nursery children was arrested.The three children were however rescued.

However, the other suspects escaped with an unregistered motorcycle on sighting the police.

“The victims, who are between ages four and six have been reunited with their families and suspect is in police custody,” he said.

Hundeyin further said that investigation revealed that the suspect arrested allegedly kidnapped the children for criminal purposes.

He said that the suspect and others at large, had a standby motorcycle waiting for them to carry the victims away, unfortunately, luck ran out of one of them.

The Police Spokesperson said that the police were on the trail of others at large.

He advised all school managements, particularly, nursery/primary schools to ensure strict security in their facilities, with every visitor properly screened before accessing the premises.

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