Tunde Ajibolorunsoro: Herbalist Has Been Arrested For Allegedly Abducting And Selling Five-Year-Old Girl For N60,000 In Lagos State
Herbalist Has Been Arrested For Allegedly Abducting And Selling Five-Year-Old Girl For N60,000 In Lagos State
The police have arrested a herbalist, 57, for allegedly abducting and selling a five-year-old girl in the Meiran area of Lagos State. The suspect who has been identified as Tunde Ajibolorunsoro aka professor, is said to have sold the victim, Aishat Muyideen, to his neighbour and fellow herbalist Tajudeen Makanjuola for N60,000.
Aishat is reported to have gone missing on Wednesday, September 25, 2017. The victim’s father, Yekini Muyideen, then reported the case to the police at the Meiran division. Acting on a tip-off, the police arrested Tunde Ajibolorunsoro.
According to the state Commissioner of Police, Edgar Imohimi, the professor led police operatives to arrest Makanjuola. He added that the duo had previously engaged in a number of child kidnapping before they were eventually arrested. He said:
“The suspects specialise in kidnapping and selling children. After the father of the girl reported the case, investigation commenced. Investigation revealed that Ajibolorunsoro, aka professor, sold Aishat to one Makanjuola, aka Oluwo.”
However, it’s understood the suspects have denied claims of involvement in the kidnapping. Professor said he was forced to confess to the crime after being tortured by the police – a claim denied by the police command. He said:
“I am a native doctor. On Wednesday, I was sitting outside my house in the evening when I saw some people, who said they were searching for a missing child. Around 11pm when I retired to bed, some people shone torches on my house. I came out and asked them what happened. They said they were looking for a child.
“I advised them to report at the Meiran Police Station and they said they had done so. A few minutes after, I saw the torchlight again and came out.”
He said the following morning, a crowd thronged his house accusing him of abducting the child. His apartment and compound were ransacked but the girl was not found.
“The police later arrested me. They tortured me to the extent that I didn’t know when I confessed that I stole the child and sold her to Oluwo.”
However, Oluwo, 65, said he had no hand in the disappearance of Aishat Muyideen. He said he was arrested after professor “was forced to confess.” He said:
“This man (professor) had said he was tortured to confess and that was why he mentioned me. If I know anything about this matter, I should die mysteriously. I am an herbalist in Meiran. I only know professor as a neighbour.”
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Herbalist Tunde Ajibolorunsoro Has Been Arrested For Allegedly Abducting And Selling Five-Year-Old Girl For N60,000 In Lagos State
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