kidnapper was nabbed by residents at Ojuwoye Market,
in the Mushin area of Lagos State on Saturday.
two siblings and would have been lynched but for the intervention of
mother of the children, Modinat, a trader in the market, had laid the
children, identified as Hammed Rasheed (six years old) and Farida Raheed
(two years old), on the floor.
and raised the alarm when she could not give a satisfactory response.
children’s mother is a trader in the market. She left the children to
attend to a customer. The kidnapper, who is about 22 years old, sneaked
in and took them away before the mother suspected anything.“She used a piece of cloth on the floor
to strap the younger girl, Farida, to her back, and held Hammed by the
hand. She was escaping from the vicinity when someone challenged her.“The person raised the alarm when she
couldn’t give a satisfactory response. A mob gathered and rescued the
children before beating her to a pulp.
“She asked for palm oil, but nobody gave
her. She later confessed that there were six of them recruited to
kidnap children. She said they all came from Osogbo, Osun State, and
were mandated to abduct eight children each. She said she had already
abducted six children and was about getting the remaining two when she