Ola Ibikunle, a suspected child kidnapper has been detained by the police for allegedly abducting a four-year-old girl, Enilola in the Oyero area of Ijoko, Ogun State.

Ola Ibikunle, a suspected child kidnapper has been detained by the police for allegedly abducting a four-year-old girl, Enilola in the Oyero area of Ijoko, Ogun State.

Ola Ibikunle, a suspected child kidnapper has been detained by the police for allegedly abducting a four-year-old girl, Enilola in the Oyero area of Ijoko, Ogun State.

The suspect was said to have taken his victim to an uncompleted building and was about to strangle her when he was caught in the act.
During an interrogation with him, he confessed that he had kidnapped a three year-old-boy and sold him for N1,500.

The victim was on her way to the church with her elder sister identified as Opeyemi when Ibikunle adopted her. The 11-years-old Opeyemi raised an alarm and caught the attention of passersby who asked her what the problem was. She explained the situation and took them to the uncompleted building where the suspect had taken the victim.

Speaking about the incident was the Segun, the father of the victim who said that the three of them were on their way to church but he left them behind to find their way since they were already late for the service.

He said, “I am a bricklayer, but I use child abduction to augment my wages. A man in the 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.”

The victim’s father, Segun, said he and the children were already late for a church programme on that day which made him to walk faster than them.

He said, “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 Ogun State acting Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect would be further investigated.

He said, “It is a case of suspected child stealing. The police were able to arrest the suspect with the help of residents. The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has directed that the suspect should be transferred to the command headquarters for a thorough investigation.”

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