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Woman kidnaps children in Somolu, arrested in St Dominic’s church Yaba

The operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a suspect, Mary Henry, for allegedly abducting two children in Somolu, Lagos Mainland.

The suspect, who resides on Akanni Street, Somolu, was apprehended by the Police at St. Dominic Church, Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba, Lagos Mainland.

According to a report by Punch, one of the abducted kids, Mukaila Ya’u, was sent on an errand at about 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, and Mariam Jubril, decided to follow him. They were reportedly lured by the suspect while on their way to run the errand.

It was learnt that the woman was fleeing with the kids when she was trailed by a team of policemen from the Sabo division, led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Mary Ubangha.

The suspect was arrested after she ran into the church upon noticing that the Police surveillance team were on her trail.

Speaking during the parade of the suspect at the Command headquarters in Ikeja, the Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, said; “The DPO observed the woman’s worried countenance and felt something was amiss. She decided to trail her. The suspect, however, noticed that she was under surveillance and diverted into Saint Dominic Catholic Church, Yaba,” he said.

He continued that: “The DPO followed her and warned the church security men to keep an eye on the woman and never allow her exit the church without the police ascertaining the identities of the children with her. The security man obliged and brought the woman and the children to the DPO.

“During interrogation, it was discovered that she was not the biological mother of the children, who are of different parents. An investigation into the case is ongoing.”

Meanwhile, the Police boss stated that security operatives are on the trail of the suspect’s brother, believed to be her accomplice in the alleged abduction.



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