The Inspector -General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), has busted a husband-wife kidnap ring in Lagos State.
According to the police, the man, John, and his wife who are being interrogated at the IRT office located in Ikeja, specialise in the kidnap of little children in the state.
Police said that the suspects’ mode of operations was that the man registered a company’s name and advertised with OLX for hiring house help.
He would then give out his wife as house help to those requesting for one, before they set in motion how best to achieve their nefarious aim.
A police officer said, “They were responsible for the stealing of the celebrated Olukoya twins in 2014.
“Since 2014, we have been looking for them. They were tracked after they stole two kids. We are investigating to know how many children they have stolen, where and who they sold the children to.
“We are calling on the members of the public who employed a woman that eloped with their children to come to IRT office, Police command headquarters in Ikeja for proper identification. You may be lucky to be reunited with your stolen child.”
John, who blamed the situation on hardship, said: “We were selling to those who needed children and not to ritualists as being speculated. Except the persons we sold to resell to other people”.
The Commissioner of Police in Lagos state, Imohimi Edgal, who paraded the suspect warned the public to be more cautious when employing maids.
“That is why we are warning people to do proper profiling before employing domestic staff like Nanny, driver, cook and gardeners. Bring them to the nearest police station for proper documentation and profiling. It does not cost money .We know what to do to save you the chances of losing your children and property to strangers you may never trail.”