The Lagos State police command has arrested two suspects over the abduction and death of two children in the state.
Daily Trust reports that the suspects were arrested on Monday at Jibowu area of the state with the children already dead and stuffed inside a sack.
The children were said to have been abducted while on their way home from school and died of suffocation.
The suspects were nabbed after police officers on stop-and-search duty flagged down the vehicle they boarded.
According to the publication, as the policemen demanded valid documents of the vehicle, the suspects became troubled, fuelling the suspicion that were hiding something.
“The suspects offered the policemen an undisclosed amount as bribe to let them go but the officers insisted on searching the vehicle. They discovered a sack inside the booth of the car. When it was opened, they found the two children inside with their hands and legs tired. Their mouths gagged,” a police source was quoted as saying.
“One of the suspects attempted to bolt away but he was arrested. Both the driver of the vehicle and the second occupant and the dead children were taken to SCID.”
A policeman at the homicide unit of State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Yaba, was quoted to have said that parents of the two children were contacted and came to identify the children.