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Luck runs out for 20-year-old suspect as kidnap victims raise alarm

Police Public Relations Officer, LLagos State  Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, said a 20-year-old man, Maxwell Nweke, has been arrested for abducting five boys in Adeniji Adele area of Lagos Island.

It was gathered that Nweke lured the victims into following him to an unknown location after he purchased N500 worth of snacks from them.

However, the victims raised the alarm after discovering the suspect had tricked them. This led to the arrest of Nweke by policemen in Adenji Adele on Thursday afternoon.

Hundeyin said, “Officers of Adeniji Adele arrested one Maxwell Nweke, aged 20. In his possession were five boys within the ages of eight and 12 years.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect bought puff puff worth N200 from one of them and immediately paid for it.

“He thereafter collected puff-puff worth N500 and asked the boys to follow him to Lagos Island to collect the money.

“While on the way, the boys suspected that he was luring them to an unknown place. The boys immediately raised an alarm that warranted the suspect’s arrest.

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“The boys have been reunited with their parents and the investigation is ongoing.”

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