May 25, 2024

May 25, 2024

Police Rescue Two Abducted Benue Teenagers In Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Tewase Peter and Ternugwa Paul for allegedly abducting two teenagers from Benue State.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, stated this on Monday.

According to his statement, the victims, Precious, 16, and Agera, 15 (surnames withheld), were rescued from their abductees in Ita Oluwo, Ikorodu, Lagos.

Hundeyin said preliminary investigations revealed that the victims were abducted from their home in Benue State while their mother was away in the market.

He explained that “after their mother’s numerous unsuccessful attempts to contact the older victim via her mobile phone, a Good Samaritan answered the phone while the suspects were not at home with the victims, and informed the mother that one of the suspects, Peter, accompanied by his friend, one Paul, had taken her daughters to Lagos with intentions to transport them to Ghana for forced labour.

“Upon receiving the information at the Lagos State Police Command, detectives of the State Criminal Investigation Department busted Peter’s place at Ita Oluwo, Ikorodu, and rescued the victims successfully,” he said.

Hundeyin assured that investigation is currently ongoing to apprehend other individuals involved in the crime.

He added that the suspects will be arraigned in court at the conclusion of the investigation.

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