Two persons were rescued by the Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday, a 5-year-old boy and a woman, kidnapped last Thursday and Friday, respectively. The announcement was made in Lagos by Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Ngozi Braide.
According to her, the boy, a pupil of Sulaful Nursery and Primary school, Okokomaiko, Lagos, identified simply as Destiny, was rescued from a suspected female kidnapper at Okokomaiko. The boy had since been reunited with his family.
The other victim, Mrs Bosede Adisa, was rescued in Ikorodu, Lagos. Kidnappers dispossessed the woman's husband of his jeep and sped off with it when the woman was inside it.
"Policemen attached to Area 'N' Command Headquarters, Ijede, responded to a distress call on July 27 at about 2a.m., trailed and arrested one of the suspects.
"After the arrest of the suspect, the policemen rescued one Bosede Adisa at Ewu-Elepe Town in Ikorodu, Lagos.
"The suspect with others now at large dispossessed one Mr Stephen Adisa of his Mitsubishi Montero Jeep with Reg. No. AKD 457 AZ at gunpoint at Lucky Fibre in Ikorodu and drove away with his wife, Bosede,'' DSP Ngozi Braide said, adding that efforts were being made to arrest the other members of the gang.
She said that the cases had been transferred to the Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for further investigations.