Man kidnaps 2 children, exchanges them for 2 bags of rice in Lagos

Man kidnaps 2 children, exchanges them for 2 bags of rice in Lagos

The story might not sound true but an abductor took two children, deposited them as collateral and left with two bags of rice (not pictured) priced at 20,000 naira each at Satellite market in Lagos. The shop was located at 63, Marwa Road, near Chemist Bus Stop while the incident happened on Wednesday 31 August 2016.

Narrating the shocking incident, the shop owner, Mrs. Silverine said:

“He (the abductor) told my sales girl that the mother of the children needed Indian rice, but my sales girl told him that what we had was Brazilian rice and that it was good.

“Thereafter, he made a phone call to someone he claimed was the mother of the children and at the end said he would like to take the bags of rice to the woman. But my girl insisted on following him to collect the money for the bags (N40,000) should the woman agree to buy them.

“The stranger said he would ride on a motorcycle with the bags of rice, while my girl followed with the children on foot. But on reaching the purported restaurant, the owner said she never saw any one with bags of rice, neither did she admit knowing the children.

“They walked to Ijegun end of Satellite without any sight of the abductor. When we asked the children about him, they said that the abductor was not their father.”

Vanguard reports that the actual father of the children later arrived the scene and explained that his children could have been hipnotized by the stranger.