18 And 13 years-old Teenagers Arrested For Kidnapping 8-Year-Old Girl In Edo


Teenagers in Edo just surprised us again. It is sad to see young children turning into terrible people, it reminds me of all our struggles to have a better Nigeria and how we have so much to do, where should we start from, from our young children who are turning into hoodlums or our fathers who are supposed to be our leaders but are are masters in the game greed.

Edo State Police Command has arrested two teenagers aged 18 and 13, for the abduction of an eight-year-old at Erue Community in Uromi axis of Esan North-East Local Government Area of Edo state.

It was reported by Kontongs Bello, in a statement on Friday, he said that the victim was rescued by a good samaritan and brought to the police station on December 28. 

“At about 1300hrs an 8 year-old Testimony Akioyame, female of Arue Uromi in Esan North-East was brought to Uromi Police Divisional Headquarters by a good Samaritan, he informed the police that he found her tied down in an uncompleted building at Erue community of Uromi,” Bello stated. 

“On receipt of the girl and the information, the police operative immediately swung into action and arrested the duo of Godstime Obioko (male 18 years-old) and Destiny Osevaru (male 13 years-old) of Erue community in Esan North-East Local Government Area, of Edo state”

He further stated that the two suspects confessed “to have abducted the girl tied and kept her in an uncompleted building while they left her there to charge their phone so that they can be able to contact her parents. On coming back, they discovered that the girl has been rescued by an unknown person,” 

The suspects confessed that they intended to demand Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000.00) from the parents before she was eventually rescued.

“Investigation is still ongoing, the suspects will soon be charged to court when investigation is concluded.” 

The commissioner of police CP Philip Aliyu Ogbadu, while thanking the public for information which eventually led to the arrest of these criminals and rescue of the kidnapped victims, he reinstated his commitment to the safeguarding of life and properties”.

We should also pay attention to these children and have functioning rehabilitation centres because some kids actually needs help.


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