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New tenants disappear with three children in Ogun under 24hrs stay

By Benjamin Omoike

Three children have been kidnapped by two new tenants, barely 24 hours after they moved into an apartment at Itsekiri Street, in Ajuwon, Ogun State.

The two women, said to be in their 30s, reportedly disappeared with the children on the evening of Friday February 18, a day after they moved into a one-room apartment in the compound.

According to eyewitness account, the women claimed they were students of a school based in Ikeja, Lagos, and would stay at the apartment for three weeks, pending the conclusion of their examination.

The women were said to have acted very friendly with the residents of the compound within the short period of time they spent there.

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The alleged kidnappers disappeared with the children after claiming they were visiting a shop in the neighborhood with them. The case has been reported to the Ajuwon Police Station.

Grace, wife of one Kingsley Peter, said her husband had been arrested and had not been released and the barber who introduced the suspects to her husband had also been arrested.

The state police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident said: “We heard about it. The case is under investigation. The kidnappers came to rent an apartment in that building. They recently packed into that place and other occupants of the house never knew that they had a game plan.

“Since they came into the house, they started playing with all these children, showing signs of a good neighbour. The parents relaxed, thinking that they are are good people, not until they ran away with about three kids from that place.”

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