The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a Suya seller simply identified as Abdullahi for allegedly attempting to slaughter a four-year-old girl for Suya.
Abdullahi, who abducted the four-year-old in an open field at White sand, Ebute Meta area of the state, took her to a secluded area where he had attempted to slaughter her with a knife.
However, a passerby who saw Abdullahi raised alarm which attracted people and the suspect was apprehended.
In an attempt to resist being caught, the suspect was said to have stabbed one person.
Confirming the incident, the State
Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, told journalists that Good Samaritans succeeded in rescuing the victim from the grip of the suspect.
Speaking while parading Abdullahi yesterday at the Command’s headquarters, Owoseni said one of the Good Samaritans in an attempt to disarm the suspect sustained minor injury on his hand.
He said: “The suspect was subsequently handed over to the Police at Denton Police Station, Oyingbo.
“Police investigation revealed that the suspect had abducted the little girl from where she was playing with her friends with the sole intention of slaughtering her. It is a clear case of kidnap and attempted murder.”