The first suspect arrested was the girl’s father.
A six-year-old female pupil, Oluwajuwon Akinsanya, has been abducted by unknown people at Ojo Military Cantonment, Lagos.
The primary one pupil who studies at Maryam Bliss International School, Ojo, was sleeping in the room with her parents in Block II, Flat 5, Engineer Quarters, when she was was taken.
Her mother, Yetunde, told Punch that the family has not been contacted by the kidnappers since the incident happened in January 2016.
Narrating how her daughter got missing, she said, “On January 20, 2016, around 4.30am, while we were asleep, I suddenly heard a loud noise and I woke up.
“I checked the floor where my daughter normally slept, but I didn’t see her. Her younger brother, Enoch, was on the bed with my husband and I. I thought she went to the toilet to urinate.
“However, when I checked the place, I didn’t find her. It was when I got to the kitchen and met the door opened that I knew intruders had come in. They came in from the kitchen.
“They took my bag and removed all the money there. They also emptied my purse where I kept the recharge cards I sold to people. My husband’s phone was equally taken away.”
According to Yetunde, the girl’s father was arrested. The military authorities involved in the investigation said her husband was the first suspect.
He was however released later, but three other suspects were taken into custody.
The rate of kidnapping in the country has gone on the rise. Most of the victims are either taken so that the kidnappers can request for a ransome, or used for money rituals.