A yet-to-be identified child abductor, who confessed to being part of a 27-woman syndicate from Benin Republic, narrowly escaped being lynched yesterday when she was caught at Aka Road, Okokomaiko area of Lagos.
The lady, it was gathered, was usually seen around the area behaving like a lunatic, but became ‘sane’ when she was apprehended yesterday morning trying to abduct a child. Obviously scared for her life when she was caught in the act, the yet-to-be identified lady reportedly began to divulge information of her activities. According to the suspect, “we were 27 women that came as a syndicate from Benin Republic. Each woman was given five phones to contact their buyers once the targets, mainly little children, were found. We then discard the phone after transactions to avoid been traced. The abduction is for outright sale, not for a ransom.”
Kidnap history Vanguard gathered that the missing child count in Okokomaiko and its environs, in the last two months, is about seven. Few days ago, in the same Okokomaiko, another female child abductor was apprehended after she successfully kidnapped a child and attempted to kidnap the second child before she was noticed. Unfortunately, she could not produce the first child before she was whisked away by the police.