*Police In Search of Parents of Stolen Baby, Culprit
In what appeared another strange dimension to the cases of kidnapping and rituals in the country, a dispatch rider (yet to be identified) has been accosted in Lagos with a stolen baby.
The baby was found to b crying inside the delivery box at the back of the rider’s motorbike.
The incident, said to have happened Saturday morning at the Sangotedo area of Lagos, had attracted attention of many in the area.
In the video sighted by the NPO Reports, the rider was seen being dealt some slaps by angry mob who insisted that the culprit must be taken to the nearest police station.
He was seen driven off with the baby and the box on another motorbike.
Contacted, the Lagos State Police Command said the matter has not been brought to its attention.
In a statement sent to the NPO Reports by the command spokesman, Adekunle Ajisebutu, the command said though it is aware of the video that has gone viral, the incident has not been reported.
“The Attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a video going viral on social media alleging that a yet-to- be- identified dispatch rider stole a child found and recovered in a dispatch box,” the police told the NPO Reports
The statement went further, “The command wishes to inform the public that the incident said to have taken place in Sangotedo area, Lekki, was not reported at any police station to enable the police take appropriate actions.
“Notwithstanding that the incident was not reported, the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, fdc, mnim, psc, has directed that efforts should be intensified to locate the whereabouts of the alleged dispatch rider and the parents or guardians of the child to enable the police investigate the incident.”