style[amp-boilerplate] Herbalist sells 5-year-old girl to colleague for N60,000
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Herbalist sells 5-year-old girl to colleague for N60,000

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A herbalist has been arrested by the Police in

Lagos for selling a five-year-old girl he

abducted for N60,000 to another herbalist

for ritual purpose.

The 57-year-old suspect, identified as Tunde

Ajibolorunsoro, popularly known as

Professor, was alleged to have abducted the

minor in Meiran area of Lagos State on

September 25.

When the case of the missing child was

reported by her parents at Meiran Division,

the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State

Police command, Imohimi Edgal, personally

led policemen to the herbalist's place,

following a tip-off.

The little girl, as gathered, was later rescued

from the house of another herbalist,

Tajudeen Makanjuola, who Ajibolorunsoro

was alleged to have sold her to.

The Command boss said: "The suspects

specialised in kidnapping and selling of

children.

"After the father of the girl reported the

case, investigation started, during which it

was revealed that Ajibolorunsoro, alias

Professor, sold Aishat to Makanjuola, alias

Oluwo."

It's a lie—Suspect

However, when approached, Ajibolorunsoro

described the claim as a lie.

He said: "Yes, I am a herbalist. But I do not

know anything about this matter. I was sitting

outside my house, Wednesday evening, when

I saw a search party which claimed to be

looking for a five-year-old girl.

"I advised them to report at the Police

Station. They said they had done so. But to

my shock, I was woken up from sleep by

noise outside.

"When I came out to find out what was

happening, they accused me of abducting the

missing child. Some of them conducted a

search round my apartment, but did not find

the missing child.

"The Police later arrested me. I do not know

when I confessed to have stolen the child and

sold to another herbalist. I said it out of

duress."

On his part, his alleged partner in crime,

Makanjuola, 65, also denied having anything

to do with the missing girl, saying "Professor

said he was tortured to confess and that was

why he mentioned me.

"If I know anything about this matter, may I

die mysteriously."
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