arrested a Ghanaian, Enyolam Believe, for allegedly kidnapping her niece
in the Ikotun area of the state.
Believe, who had been living in Lagos for the past 17 years, conspired
with her friend, Agatha Aigbomiam, to commit the crime last Tuesday.
and the victim’s mother had searched for the child, including reporting
a case of missing person at a police station.
mother are sisters. Believe, however, colluded with her friend,
Aigbomiam, to abduct the girl so that she could make money from the
kidnap the child and hide her somewhere in Ogun State, while she would
negotiate the ransom with the mother on the phone.
mother called her and they both searched for the girl. She even
suggested that they should report the case to the police. The mother
never suspected that she was behind the kidnap.”
looking for the girl, the suspect was also trailing the movement of her
friend and the victim on the phone.
captivity, raised the alarm that Aigbomiam was not her mother and called
for help from some Ogun residents, who came to her aid.
discovered that Aigbomiam was not alone in the crime and she was
receiving calls from Believe, they decided to play along. They asked her
to invite Believe to Ogun State.
arrested her. The case was subsequently transferred to Lagos State
where the offence was committed. That was where the mother of the girl
saw that her own sister was behind her ordeal.”
journalists at the police command headquarters in Ikeja on Thursday,
confessed to the crime.
needed money badly that time and I thought of different ideas, which
didn’t work. So, I decided to kidnap my sister’s daughter and demand
N30,000 ransom from her. I involved my friend because I didn’t want to
be the one to take the girl from school. I don’t know what came over
Ekpoma, Edo State, said Believe asked her to kidnap the victim after she
returned from a surgery in Benin.
collect some money from her sister. She just showed me the girl’s school
and I kidnapped her around 7.30am on Tuesday, while she was going to
school. I took her to my relative’s house in Ogun State. I was stupid
for doing such a thing.”
Owoseni, while advising parents and guardians to be vigilant over their
children and wards, said the suspects would be arraigned in court at the
end of investigation.