The Lagos state police command has apprehended six Bureau de change operators for kidnapping an eight-year-old daughter of their colleague.
Making the disclosure in a tweet on Tuesday, the state’s command spokesperson, Benajmin Hundeyin detailed that investigations were ongoing and that suspects will be arraigned at the conclusion of investigations.
Hundeyin revealed that the little girl who was tied on both hands and feet by her abductors was released three days after she went missing.
“These six conspired and kidnapped the eight-year-old child of a BDC operator. The child was released three days later bound hands and feet in a sack. Preliminary investigation reveals that all the suspects are fellow BDC operators in the same business district of Lagos,” tweet by Hundeyin read,
This development comes as kidnapping incidents in the South-West region continue to increase.
The Lagos-Ibadan Expressway has seen an increase in kidnappings, with the most recent cases being reported last week.
Last Wednesday, armed men ambushed travelers as they emerged from the bushes, robbing them of their valuables before running back into the forest.