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Gunmen Kidnap Four-year-old In Ogun

Posted: Nov 3, 2015 at 7:43 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Laide Raheem, Abeokuta
A gang of gunmen suspected to be kidnappers, on Monday evening kidnapped a four-year-old boy in Abeokuta, the state capital.
The gunmen were said to have stormed the home of the innocent boy, Stephen Kanu, located inside Laderin Workers’ Estate and whisked him away forcefully.
It was further gathered from the mother of the victim by our correspondent, that the boy was playing with the family dog in the compound while she was inside the house when the incident occurred.
The parents of the boy, Dr. and Mrs. Kanu, further recounted that the gunmen pretended to be visitors and knocked at the gate of the house, while the boy rushed to open the gate for them.
The kidnappers, were however, alleged to have seized the boy and immediately bundled him into an unmarked taxi cab, which was parked outside the gate and sped off immediately.
The kidnappers who were reported to have fled through the Abiola Way of the town, were said to have shot sporadically into the air to scare away people from pursuing them.
Meanwhile, as at the time of filing this report, the kidnappers were yet to contact the family of the boy.
When contacted, Ogun State Police Command Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident adding all police formations in the state had been notified and directed to fish out the suspected kidnappers.
Oyeyemi, however, expressed confidence that the four year-old boy would soon be re-united with his family.