Police in Lagos and Oyo detain a woman for kidnapping children.

Joy Kolapo, a notorious kidnapper, has been captured by the Lagos State Police Command.

Her arrest came as a result of information the security agency collected during the investigation into the kidnapping of Bright, a 3-year-old child.


According to a statement released on Sunday by Benjamin Hundeyin, public relations officer, the event happened on October 27, 2022 in the Ejigbo region.


The 28-year-old suspect was apprehended by detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) last week.


Joy and Moses, a 7-year-old victim who she kidnapped in Olopo Meta, were both apprehended in the Omi Adio region of Oyo State.


However, Bright was saved by the police in Akute, Ogun State, the same day the lady was taken into custody.


A further look found that Joy lived next door to Bright’s parents and had been paid N55,000 for his return.


Then, after begging her friend in Akute to watch the youngster while she went shopping, she departed with him.


In accordance with Hundeyin, the friend promptly informed the Ojodu Abiosun Police Division about the abandoned youngster.


After handing Bright off, Joy left Lagos and proceeded to Oyo, where she kidnapped Moses. The parents gave her N20,000 in payment.


The youngsters have been reunited with their family, according to the police statement, and the suspect will face legal charges.

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