Teenager punches mother, steals three-year-old boy

Taiwo Jimoh / 2 hours ago

A 19-year-old boy, Chisom Obiora, has allegedly punched a mother in the face in order to abduct her three-year-old son at the Satellite Town area of Lagos State. Obiora was said to have punched the distraught mother, Mrs. Rofiat Ayinde, in the face as he attempted to escape with the child. The suspect was arrested by the police on April 12, after the victim’s mother, Ayinde, reported the matter to the police at Satellite Police Station. She had reported that her son, Al-ameen Ayinde, had been abducted by a stranger.

The incident, which occurred at No. 10, Baale Street, threw the community into confusion after the information about the missing boy filtered into town. Obiora, who denied the allegation that he stole the boy, claimed to have picked the boy, to show direction to the location he was seeking. He said that he didn’t know the exact place he was going and decided to ask the three-year-old boy. Nobody believed Obiora’s story.

Trouble started for the suspected kidnapper after the victim’s mother saw her son in the clutches of a total stranger, later identified as Obiora. She raised the alarm and then confronted him. According to police, in Obiora’s bid to escape with the child, he punched the boy mother’s in the face.

The woman’s shout attracted a nearby police patrol team from Satellite Division led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO). The police immediately arrested the suspect and rescued the child. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed the incident. Elkana said the case of the stolen child was reported at Satellite Police Station. He said: “The mother of the missing boy reported that her son, Al-ameen Ayinde, was abducted. It was through investigation that Chisom Obiora was arrested by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Satellite Police Station, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Chike Oti. The child was rescued unhurt.”

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