Friday, 20 January 2017
Okada rider kidnaps twin boys but was caught.
The kids’ mother had brought them to a bus stop to get a motorcycle that would take them to school.
The okada rider identified as Awaliu Yunusa, stopped to pick the school kids and their mother.He carried one of the twins and put him on the tank of the motorcycle, while their mother seated the other boy at the back.
She was about to climb the motorcycle when Yunusa zoomed off with the pupils.
An eyewitness report says
" I saw a woman (the twins’ mother) crying and running after a speeding motorcycle, which carried two kids in uniform.
“I sensed that the kids must have been abducted. I quickly shut my shop and begged some okada riders to help to chase him.
“When he observed that they had almost caught up with him, he left the road and headed towards Alubarika Street. The riders continued chasing him until he was caught.”
Another report says a mob descended on Yunusa and beat him to a pulp before policemen from the Bariga division arrived at the scene.
“They beat him to the point that blood was coming out of his ear. He would have been killed if the policemen had not arrived at the scene. While he was fleeing with the kids, he rode the motorcycle with his right hand and used his left to hold the twin brother at the back.
“I was surprised at how he got the confidence to perpetrate such a crime at that time of the day. I think he got what he deserved,”
The suspect was said to have been taken to the Gbagada General Hospital for treatment.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident and said it is under investigation.