Desmond Okoroafor, a resident of Aboru in the Ipaja area of Lagos and his evil accomplice, Egwuonwu Iyke, have been arrested for the alleged kidnap of his neighbour’s eight-year-old son, Daniel Chukwudi.
They took the boy to Ajangbadi and then contacted the boy’s family demanding N2.5m ransom for his release.
The boy’s parents on getting the demand went to the Police. Operatives of the Lagos State Police Intelligence Bureau went after the suspects
In a statement on Saturday, the Lagos Police Spokesperson, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said Okoroafor used his closeness to the family to his advantage as he was able to lure the boy away and took to Ajangbadi, where he was held in captivity for six days before he was rescued.
The Police Spokesperson said: “The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two male suspects, Desmond Ikechukwu Okafor (21) and Egwuonwu Gift Iyke (34), who conspired and kidnapped an eight-year-old child, Daniel Chukwudi, on 11th July, 2021. The kidnap was planned and executed by the victim’s neighbour, Desmond Okechukwu Okorafor.
“Twenty-four hours after the evil act, the suspects reached out to the victim’s parents and demanded N2.5m ransom as a condition for his release from captivity or else he would be killed.
“Following a report by the distraught parents, operatives of the State Intelligence Bureau began a painstaking, diligent investigation, which led to the arrest of the two suspects in their criminal hideout, while the victim was also rescued from his detention where he was kept incommunicado.”
The suspects will be charged to court soon.