We have kidnapped many children from Lagos to Ibadan for rituals — Suspect tells Police

We have kidnapped children from Lagos to Ibadan for rituals — Suspect tells Police

A 43-year-old suspected member of a kidnap syndicate, Kayode Olafisoye, has explained how his team and he often kidnap children from Lagos to Ibadan, Oyo State, for ritual purposes.

He made the confession at the Ojudu police Division after being caught while trying to kidnap a pupil at a school in Omole Estate area of Lagos recently.

He said he had been in the business of kidnapping pupils in different parts of Lagos for a long time.

Speaking in Yoruba language, he said: “ We came from Ibadan. I can’t tell how many children we have kidnapped in Lagos.

“Some of the areas in Lagos where we have kidnapped children are Berger, Ikotun, Iyana-Oba, Iyana-Ipaja. I can not remember other areas.

“This is the first time we are coming to Omole Estate. Whenever we kidnap these children, we would give them a tablet that would daze them.

“We also give them this liquid substance (pointing to the black substance inside the bottle found on him). It is gutter water. It puts them to sleep. We don’t have any particular child in mind.

“Immediately we find a soft target, we would put them inside our car and zoom off. Our targets are usually children between four and seven years, who are not able to shout for help. These children are used for rituals in Ibadan,” he explained.

The Spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the arrest, said the Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi has directed that the suspect be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Yaba for further investigation, adding that efforts were on to arrest the fleeing member.

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