Wednesday, July 19

Abducted Lagos Pupils Are Fine, Says CP


The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has said the six abducted pupils of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, are fine.

Owoseni, who spoke at a press briefing yesterday at the command headquarters in Ikeja, added that the police were committed to reuniting the children with their parents.

The pupils – Peter Jonah, Isiaq Rahmon, Adebayo George, Judah Agbausi, Pelumi Philips and Farouq Yusuf – had spent 55 days (as of Tuesday) in captivity. Owoseni commended the parents for
their patience on the incident.

Owoseni said, “I want to tell you that the children are fine. We will continue to intensify efforts with a view to ensuring that the children are reunited with their parents.

“I want us to continue with the understanding that the main objective of all of us is to successfully reunite these children with their parents. With your support and prayers, the children will be reunited with their parents.”

The CP also said the police and sister security agencies were fully prepared to ensure that the Saturday, July 22 council election in the state was peaceful, free and fair.

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