A 22-year-old man, Ayomide Fawehinmi has been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command on Monday over allegations of stealing an underaged child.
The incident it was learnt occurred in the Surulere area of Lagos State.
THE DAILY VENDOR gathered that the suspect was rescued from mob action and thereafter arrested following a distress call received from members of the community.
Confirming the incident in a press statement, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, said preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect lured a 15-year-old boy from his mother’s shop and took him to an unknown destination before he was accosted by a neighbour who raised the alarm.
It was further gathered that Fawehinmi had earlier dispossessed the boy of an Itel android phone to cut off communication with his mother.
The statement said, “The boy has been rescued unhurt and the phone has been recovered, investigation is ongoing to establish the full extent of the suspect’s culpability. The suspect would be arraigned contingent on the outcome of the investigation.”
The state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, commended residents of the state for always promptly alerting the authorities of suspicious person or happenings and sternly warned members of the public to desist from jungle justice as it was a crime in itself.