Weeks ago, Legit.ng had reported that a 2-year-old girl identified as Ojo Esther had gone missing. Esther has now been found and her family sent a report thanking Legit.ng with details of how she was recovered.
In a bid to find the 2-year-old, the family had contacted Legit.ng to spur the will of Nigerians to help find the little girl, and it seems like it worked.
The family through Facebook user, Peter Joseph Noviyon, told Legit.ng that the toddler was found on Monday, May 6. It was stated that the culprits involved in her kidnap were also arrested by the officers at Igando police station.
Noviyon revealed that the culprits, Nwaigbo Magnus and Sixtus Osunwoke Egwim, had called requesting a ransom. They were apprehended by the police at the location they planned to meet the parents with the ransom.
He also expressed thanks to Legit.ng on behalf on the family. Noviyon said: "The families and friends of named child above Ojo Esther, Really appreciate your concern and your support during the time this child got missing. We hereby inform you that the child has been found yesterday. May God continue to bless the work of your hands."
Her parents had contacted the police immediately they received the first call from the kidnappers.
According to Esther's father, his daughter's rescue had restored his faith in the Nigerian police. The girl had been recovered after the culprits led the police to the hideout where she was kept unhurt.
Police spokeperson Bala Elkana said the operation to arrest the culprits lasted over four hours. He said: "The police acted on credible intelligence and led plain cloth surveillance men on the trail of the suspected kidnappers. The kidnappers already demanded ransom of undisclosed amount from the parents of the baby and the church. They continued to change the venue for the collection of ransom within Igando axis for over four hours until they were rounded up by the police."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that another 4-year-old boy who was declared missing at the beach on New Year’s day was later found under a tree.
He was found sitting under the tree at a few villages after the beach.
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