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Woman Arrested For Abducting 3 Pupils In Lagos School



Woman Arrested For Abducting 3 Pupils In Lagos School

A suspected member of a kidnapping gang identified as Akintola Alima, 40, has been arrested by operatives of Lagos State Police Command after she and members of her gang kidnapped three pupils of pre-nursery school in the Ijegun area of the state.

It was gathered that the kidnappers invaded the school on Monday.

According to reports, some of them were said to have positioned their operational motorcycles close to the school premises, waiting for their colleagues who went inside the school to get their targets.

However, upon receiving information from the headmaster of the school, the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the incident said the police swung into action, leading to the arrest of Akintola, while others escaped.

Hundeyin said: ”At about 3.30 pm, on March 11, 2024, the headmaster of a school situated in the Ijegun area of Lagos, reported at Area ‘M’ Command, that some unknown persons invaded the school and abducted three pupils in the school premises.

“Upon the information, detectives swung into action and led a formidable team to the scene of the crime.

“Furthermore, the culprits were given a hot chase, where one Akintola Alima, a 40-year-old woman, who kidnapped the three pre-nursery children was arrested and the children were rescued.

“However, other unknown suspects escaped with an unregistered motorcycle on sighting the police”.

He stated that “investigation revealed that she abducted the children for criminal purposes and she had a standby motorcycle now at large, which was waiting for her to escape with the children before she was apprehended. The investigation is still ongoing.”

The three pupils who have since reunited with their families are Sofiat, 4 years old; Israel, 5 years old and Mustapha, 6 years old.

On Friday, THE WHISTLER reported that over 200 pupils including a teacher were kidnapped in Kaduna State when armed men stormed Local Government Education Authority Primary and Secondary School (LGEA) in Kuriga village in Chikun Local Government Area of the state.