Ilorin: NSCDC arrests man for attempting to kidnap school children

By Mosunmola Ayobami,Ilorin

The Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has foiled attempted kidnap of school children returning from school on Thursday.

The suspect, 37 years old Yusuf Ajala, was apprehended at Isale Asa Opomalu around 1pm.

Ajala who claimed that he saw the victims on their way back from school and asked them to help him get dry fish, was proved wrong by a discreet investigation which revealed that he forcibly changed the direction of the children from their normal route home in an attempt to kidnap them.

Meanwhile, the security agency apprehended two suspects, Susan Oyewole Oyenike 40yrs and Anafi Isiaka, 43yrs for allegedly printing fake expiry dates on expired Vita Energy Drinks products and selling same to the unsuspecting consumers.

The NSCDC Kwara State Commandant, Commandant Umar Mohammed while briefing media on the development, stated that the suspects were arrested by the Anti-vandal Unit of the command at Amilegbe Area beside Ipata Market in Ilorin around 2pm, following an intelligence tip-off.

On interrogation, Anafi was said to have confessed that he started the illicit business with Mrs Susan who is the business owner since 2023 when she contacted him to work for her with the promise of a handsome reward.

He revealed that they were actually into the business of printing fake expiry dates on Vita Milk Energy products

Speaking further, NSCDC boss advised the public to be cautious about the products they consume, emphasizing the health risks posed by expired goods.

He reaffirmed the agency commitment to ensuring the safety and security of lives and properties by cracking down on criminals and criminal activities.

He added that the suspects would be charged to court for onward prosecution.

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