Police launch search for Lagos dispatcher over alleged theft of baby

the The Lagos State Police Command said on Saturday it had started a search for an as-yet-unidentified dispatch rider who was caught with a baby in her dispatch box in the Sangotedo area. in Lekki.

He also said he had stepped up his efforts to locate the parents or guardian of the baby to allow him to investigate the incident.

There was pandemonium in the area when the biker was apprehended by youths suspecting a case of child abduction.

In a video shared on social media, commuters, motorists and passers-by were seen expressing their shock at the development when the baby wearing a singlet and shorts was reportedly rescued.

Angered by the dispatch rider’s action, a mob was seen beating the suspect as he was taken away on a commercial motorbike to avoid being lynched.

But Lagos State Police Command spokesman CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu said while the command was aware of the viral video, the matter was not reported to any police station in the state. ‘State.

In a statement on Saturday titled “Alleged Child Theft in Sangotedo: Incident in Unreported Viral Video,” Ajisebutu said, “The command wishes to inform the public that the incident which allegedly took place in the Sangotedo area, Lekki , was not reported at any police station to enable the police to take appropriate action.

“Although the incident went unreported, Police Commissioner Abiodun Alabi ordered that efforts be intensified to locate the suspected dispatch rider and the parents or guardians of the child in order to allow police to investigate. to investigate the incident.”

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Brandon D. James