The Lagos State police is holding a 57-year-old herbalist, Tunde Ajibolorunsoro, aka professor, for allegedly abducting a five-year-old girl in the Meiran area of the state.
He was said to have sold the victim, Aishat Muyideen, to his neighbour, Tajudeen Makanjuola, who is also an herbalist, for N60,000. It was gathered that Aishat went missing on Wednesday, September 25, 2017.
It was learnt that police operatives acted on a tip-off and picked up professor. The state Commissioner of Police, Edgar Imohimi, stated that professor led police operatives to arrest Makanjuola.
He said the duo had engaged in a number of child kidnapping before luck ran out on them. He said, “The suspects specialise in kidnapping and selling children.”
However, the suspects refuted the allegation. Professor said he was tortured by the police to confess to the crime. The police command, however, dismissed his claim.
He said he is a native doctor accused him of abducting the child, revealing that his apartment and compound were ransacked but the girl was not found. “The police later arrested me.