JUST IN; Suspected female kidnapper arrested by Police operatives

The Police in Ekiti state on Thursday, apprehended a woman identified as Mrs Tawa Kazeem, for an alleged attempt to kidnap three school children in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.

CRIMECHANNELS gathered that the Police Public Relations Officer of Ekiti State Command, Sunday Abutu, made the disclosure in a statement, on Friday.

He said that a combined security team of Police and the Nigeria Army rescued the three children from the suspect.

The statement, titled ‘Ekiti Police arrest suspected woman abductor,’ reads, “On Thursday, at about 2.20pm, some residents around INEC Office, Bank Road, Ado-Ekiti raised an alarm that a strange woman, one Mrs Tawa Kazeem, attempted to abduct three school children along Bank Road, Ado-Ekiti.”

“The children narrated that the woman pleaded with them to help her carry her bag containing some items to an unknown destination. The children said that they refused initially, but after a few moments of conversing with the woman, they became unconscious and started following the woman with her bag.”

“It took the quick intervention of some mechanics around who noticed their suspicious movement to stop them. When asked about the children, she claimed that the children belonged to her. But the scenario changed immediately when the children countered her that she was not their mother.”

“During interrogation by the personnel of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit, the woman could not satisfactorily state her mission and reason for trying to lead the school children to an unknown destination, ” he said.

He reiterated the call of the Commissioner of Police in Ekiti, Tunde Mobayo, to promptly report any strange and suspicious person found in their environs to the nearest Police station.

“The woman will be charged to court when the Police finish investigating, ” Sunday Abutu added.

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