Ekiti police foil kidnap attempt
By Bisi Odeyemi
The Ekiti State Police Command have foiled attempts by a woman to kidnap some school children.
The incidence took place in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
According to the police in a statement on Friday made available to Irohinoodua, and signed by Assistant Superintendent of Police, (ASP) Abutu Sunday some residents around INEC Office, Bank Road, Ado-Ekiti raised an alarm that a strange woman, one Mrs Kazeem Tawa attempted to abduct three School Children along Bank Road, Ado-Ekiti.
He said upon the receipt of the information from a good samaritan, a team of joint patrol, comprising the Police, Army and other security agencies put in place by the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi was dispatched to the scene immediately.
Abutu said “The team was able to rescue the children and apprehended the suspect. The children narrated that the woman pleaded with them to help her carry her bag containing some items to an unknown destination.”
The police said according to them, they refused initially but after a few moment of conversing with the woman, they became unconscious and started following the woman with her bag.
Police said 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 belong 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.”
Items recovered are charm, soft drinks, oranges, drugs, adult/children slippers, fresh banana, maggi, garri, clothes, INEC jackets, and others.
The Ekiti police command said investigation is currently ongoing and as soon as it is completed, the suspect shall be charged to Court.
The Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, CP Tunde Mobayo implores residents to be security conscious and to promptly report any strange and suspicious persons found in their environs to the nearest Police Station or call 0806 233 5577.