Police in Ogun State has arrested a suspected kidnapper, Odele Tosin, for allegedly masterminding the kidnap of a 12-year-old girl, Eniola Oyekanmi, in the Ketu area of Lagos.
The victim was said to have been kidnapped on Friday by the gang at Orimerunmu area of Ketu.
Policemen from Mowe Division reportedly rescued Oyekanmi around 1am on Saturday in a hotel. She was taken to a hotel at Mowe, Obafemi-Owode LGA of the state, as they demanded a ransom.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told Punch that she was kidnapped by the gang while she was running an errand for her parents.
He said, “She was taken to a hotel in Mowe where the kidnappers kept her and started demanding a ransom. They ran out of luck when the anti-robbery team from Mowe Division, led by the Divisional Police Officer, Francis Ebohuwa, got a tip-off and stormed the hotel. One of the suspects was arrested while others escaped. The victim was rescued unhurt.”
Officer Oyeyemi said the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had ordered a manhunt for the members of the gang who escaped. The suspect will be transferred to the Anti-kidnapping Unit.