3-year-old kidnapped in Ogun rescued in Nsukka


Toddler, Master Steve Kanu, who was snatched from his parents’ home in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, has been rescued in Nsukka, Enugu State.

The boy was said to have opened the gate of his father’s house at Laderin Estate, Abeokuta on November 2, when he heard the sound of visitors knocking.

Upon opening the gate, the “visitors” grabbed Steve, took him into a waiting vehicle and sped away.

Yesterday, the police said the boy had been rescued and that Kenechukwu Amoke, Anayo Amoke, Oluchi Asadu (female) and Maureen Uchenna(female), had been arrested.

Commissioner of Police Abdulmajid Ali paraded the suspects at the Eleweran headquarters of the State Police Command, saying the victim was rescued on November 19.

Ali added that Uchenna, a nurse, who works at the victim’s father’s hospital, carried out the kidnapping in connivance with her boy friend, Obinna Amoke, who is on the run.

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The commissioner said Steve Kanu was first kept in Anayo Amoke’s home in Abeokuta for eight days before he was moved to Nsukka, Enugu State, where the suspects kept him in the custody of 25-year-old Asadu.

Also paraded were five robbery suspects notorious for snatching exotic cars in Lagos and Ogun states.

They are reputed to have stolen 38 cars and were arrested by operatives attached to Itele Police Division, Ota.

Jimoh Adeyemi, Akinbanmi Kabiru, Odunlami Daud, Taiwo Opeyemi and Rahmon Taofeek are assisting the police in their investigation. Four of the snatched cars were recovered from them.

Segun Ogundipe, Olamilekan Makinde, Adenekan Sunkanmi, Afeez Oladipupo, Azeez Ologundade, Taiwo Ade, Tajani Yusuf and Oluwaseun Osiloye were arrested for robbery and cultism.


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