A suspected child kidnapper, Joy James, 23, has been arrested by the police at Ilasan Division, Jakande, Lekki, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
She has been arraigned before an Igbosere magistrate’s court on a 2-count charge to committing felony by attempting to kidnap a 4-year old child from a school.
The police stated in their charge sheet that the accused was arrested following a complaint by the management of Valour School at Jakande, Lekki, that they had caught a woman who attempted to kidnap one of their pupils.
The incident occurred on 8 February, 2012 at about 2.00 p.m. within the school premises at Lekki.
Police investigation revealed that the woman who claimed to be pregnant, entered the school premises during closing hour.
She was alleged to have sat at the school’s reception pretending to be a mother who had come to pick her child.
On seeing the 4-year old Korede Iyi Ojo, with his schoolmates, Joy allegedly went to him, held his hand and informed him that his (Korede’s) mother instructed her to bring him home.
The child, PMNEWS gathered, simply followed her. But as she made to pass through the main gate of the school, the school security guard who knows Korede to be the grandson of the school’s proprietress, accosted her and demanded to know where she was taking him to.
Joy allegedly said that she was his mother. At this point, the security man raised an alarm which attracted people. She was subsequently arrested.
During police interrogation, she allegedly confessed that she wanted to steal the child. She confessed that the little boy was not her son.
On how she gained entry into the school, she stated that she did it as other parents who came to pick their kids and pretended to be waiting for her child at the reception..
“I am very sorry for what I have done,” she pleaded with the police.
After interrogation, she was charged before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court for stealing a child. The offence, according to ASP Nicholas Anietie, is contrary to and punishable under Sections 409 and 404(1) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2011.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge and the presiding magistrate Mrs. O. A. Layinka, admitted her to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties who must show evidence of tax payment to Lagos State government.
She adjourned the matter till 6 March 2012 for mention and when the accused could not perfect her bail conditions, she was moved to Kirikiri Prison.
Headlines Newsview all
A Nigerian soldier has taken to his Facebook account to celebrate his triumph over a suspected Boko Haram terrorist. A gallant Nigerian soldier uploaded graphic image ... Full story
Yes, they are popular and you know them by their stage names, but do you know their real names? We have compiled for your pleasure the ... Full story
Rate this article
- Video Footage Of 2nd Jos Bomb Blast
- Listen To Leaked Call Of Jim Iyke Cursing Out Emma Agu
- Wale Expected Back In Nigeria Soon To Release A Track With Olamide
The hitherto lucrative business that was thriving for Nollywood stars in Nigeria is now being threatened by some upcoming actors and actresses, that are desirous ...
Last week, news went viral online that Nigerian actor, Hanks Anuku, who now lives in Ghana, was arrested in the neighbouring West African country. They were ...
Multiple award-winning singer, Wizkid, has stated that he used to dream of having luxuries of life while growing up. He however disclosed that now that ...
Many bank debtors are jittery as the August 1 deadline set by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for them to pay back their loans, ...
With the various debates coming from some quarters that gospel artistes should not demand for money from churches after performing, some will be left laughing ...
World Bank has announced the appointment of Ms. Arunma Oteh as the vice president and treasurer of the World Bank. According to a report by Global ... Full story
Singer, Sunny Nneji, is not a new name in the industry after his hit song; ‘Oruka’ gained the attention of many Nigerians thereby creating high ...