Police Parade 27 Suspects for Child Stealing, Kidnapping other Offences in Ondo
A middle-aged woman, Titilayo Kudaisi, who sold her one-year-old child for N300, 000 in connivance with her boyfriend, Akinsete Seyi, were among 27 suspects paraded by men and officers of the Ondo State Command yesterday for various offences including robberies, kidnapping, child stealing and assault on police officers.
The suspects, who included two women, were paraded at the headquarters of the Ondo State Police Command, Igbatoro Road, Akure.
The woman, who said that the father of the child yet to be recovered had died, claimed that her boyfriend led her into the act.
Addressing journalists on the successes recorded by the command, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Bolaji Salami, said the suspects during interrogation, confessed to having stolen another six-month-old baby boy from Odo-Ota Sawmill, Olorun, in Kwara State, who they intended to sell.
Salami, while giving the breakdown of other suspects, said six persons were arrested for armed robbery, three arrested for murder, 22 for kidnapping and four persons for assault on police.
On the murder suspects, Salami gave names of the suspects as Nanko Happiness and a house-boy, Emmanuel Akpan.
According to the commissioner, Happiness allegedly killed her rival, Napri Blessing, during a fight at Sunshine Garden Estate, Oda Road on April 7, 2021.
The commissioner stated that the second murder suspect, a house-boy, Akpan, killed his madam, Late Mrs Febisola Caroline at Ondo Town on March 29, 2021.
He explained that the houseboy was arrested somewhere in Ogun State with one Goodness Eke, who gave him information that his madam, had a lot of money and other properties.
Salami said 12 suspects were arrested for alleged kidnapping, adding that some victims of their nefarious activities, had identified them.