Two alleged kidnappers have been rescued by the officers of the Oyo State Police Command.
The two suspects who were almost lynched by the angry mob in Ibadan were said to have kidnapped a 9-year-old girl, the command’s spokesperson, Adewale Osifeso, revealed on Monday.
According to Osifeso, officers of the command responded to a distress call informing them of the execution of jungle justice around the Alakia Adelubi axis of Ibadan on Sunday.
The suspects were alleged to have attempted to abduct a 9-year-old female, “Ope”, who was on her way to church.
He said that preliminary investigations revealed that the girl was in the company of her mother, one Afolabi Modupe, and other siblings when the two suspects attempted seize her from her mother’s grip.
The Police Public Relations Officer said that investigations had commenced on the matter.
“The Commissioner of Police in the state, Ngozi Onadeko, appealed to the citizenry against taking laws into their hands with the assurance of a diligent and thorough investigation into the incident,” he said.
He said further updates would be communicated in due course.