A 20 year old woman has been arrested for kidnapping and keeping a young girl hostage for a year and several months
The woman, identified as Ajoke Owolabi was arrested by the Ogun State Police command. This was for abducting a 7 year old girl, Racheal Olorunshola and keeping her for 19 months as a hostage.
Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, the command’s spokesman said that the suspect kidnapped the little girl while she was returning from school. Her parents search for her proved abortive. According to him, the girl:
suddenly brought home to her parents by a Good Samaritan last month. Few weeks later after her return, the girl, while playing in front of her parents’ house in Igbore area of Abeokuta saw her abductor passing by and immediately raised an alarm.
This led to her prompt arrest by the police. However, the suspect denied ever knowing the little girl who said her name was ‘Aunty Ajoke.’ She was subsequently searched. Her name was found conspicuously written on her body. She then admitted to committing the crime.
Ajoke had taken the girl from her parents to Oshodi, Lagos. She had kept her in a room while she went for a party in Abeokuta, not knowing that the girl had already escaped.