Kwara State police command has commenced an investigation into the alleged kidnap attempt of a two-year-old boy by two suspected children in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigerian Tribune reports.
Tribune Online gathered that the suspected child-kidnappers, said to be between the ages of 9 and 5 years old, were arrested at Oja Tuntun market, Baboko, in the Ilorin metropolis.
It was gathered that while attempting to steal the baby, traders who had been suspicious about their movement, raised the alarm which led to their eventual arrest.
A source in the market, who craved anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, said the suspects confessed that they were promised N12,000 each if they succeeded in the task.
“But now, the issue has taken a new dimension as those persons mentioned by the children happened to be a relation of the baby. But the case is already at the Police headquarters,” the source added.
“That is the sketchy details we have now but investigation is ongoing. And considering the ages of the parties involved, the CP has ordered for a thorough investigation of the matter,” he said.