The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a suspected kidnapper, Odele Tosin, believed to be the leader of a kidnapping gang who abducted a 12-year-old girl, Eniola Oyekanmi, in Ketu area of Lagos.
The victim was said to have been kidnapped on Friday by the gang at Orimerunmu area in Ketu, Lagos.
However, policemen from Mowe Division of the command rescued Eniola around 1am on Saturday in an hotel at Mowe, in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state, where the victim was taken and the gang was demanding ransom.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the girl was kidnapped by the gang when running an errand for her parents.
He said, “She was taken to an Hotel in Mowe area where the kidnappers kept her and started demanding for ransom
“Luck ran against them when anti- robbery team from Mowe Division led by the Division 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.”
Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police said the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered a serious manhunt for the escaped members of the gang.
Iliyasu has also directed that the suspect be transferred to Anti-kidnapping Unit at the command headquarters Eleweran, Abeokuta for discreet investigation.