7-Year-Old Boy Helps Capture Kidnappers

A university graduate and two other suspects were arrested through the help
of a seven-year-old victim.
The graduate of Economics of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Gbenga Sholaja;
Olalekan Benjamin and Samson Shomorin, who specialise in kidnapping little
boys, were arrested by men of the Igando Police Division and the Special
Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja, Lagos.
The victim (name withheld) was said to have been held hostage at
Benjamin's father's house at Ikotun, Lagos.
The child, who was later released after ransom was paid by his parents, was
said to have memorised the house address where he was kept. It was the
child who led police officers to the same house where Benjamin was
Sholaja told PUNCH Metro that he was pushed by unemployment into
kidnapping. He said, "I have a Second Class Upper (Division) in Accounting
and have completed my National Youth Service Corps programme.
"I went into kidnapping because since I finished my NYSC in 2011, I have
been unable to get a job."