A 48yrs old father, Adeyinka Adebayo, has
confessed in the custody of the SSS how he
masterminded the kidnap of his own 9-year-old
son in the Badagry area of Lagos.
Adebayo said he committed the shameful act
because he thought his church will give him
money for the ransom so that he could use the
money to take care of his 28yrs old girlfriend.
“At the end of the day, I was able to raise
N450,000 from my church members and
friends, who earlier refused to help me,” the
The girlfriend, Kehinde Alonge, alos participated
in the sham kidnap. Parading Adebayo and his
lover before journalists, the Director, Lagos State
Command of the SSS, Mr. Victor Achu, explained
that Adebayo had on October 3 reported at the
command that his son had been kidnapped.
Achu said: “The command swung into action.
Preliminary investigations confirmed the kidnap of
the boy by one Kehinde Alonge, who demanded a
ransom of N350,000 for his release and directed
that the money be paid into a UBA account.
“The account was later discovered to be owned
by one Taiwo Faloye. After series of tactical
planning, the owner of the account and Kehinde
were arrested at Ilesha, Osun State, while trying
to withdraw the money.”
A mild drama, however, unfolded following an
argument between Adebayo and Kehinde over
who brought up the kidnap plan.
While Adebayo claimed Kehinde hatched the plan
to get the N200,000 she needed to open a
hairdressing saloon, she interrupted, stating that
“he is lying. I was in Ilesha when he called me to
come to Lagos that some people owed him
“He said the only way to collect the money from
them was for me to come and take his son away,
while he pretends that he had been kidnapped.
“I came to Lagos on October 4. I intended going
to the school to pick the boy, but Adebayo
advised I picked him from the house. Since the
children knew me, I told the boy to follow me to
get something outside and entered the next
available vehicle to Ilesha, Osun State. His father
even gave me N3,000 for transport.
But Adebayo insisted that his girlfriend needs the
money. He said: “My girlfriend said she needed
money to open her own hair dressing saloon.
Since I was not financially buoyant, I decided to
raise money by masterminding my son’s kidnap.
“I am a vulcanizer and business had not been
booming. Anyone I approached for money usually
declined to assist me. To get money from my
church members in particular, I had to
mastermind my son’s kidnap.
“He spent nine days at my girlfriend’s house. I
regret my action because my son may never
forgive me if he is told. I feel ashamed also
because his mother has been down with stroke,
though we are no longer married.
“I beg to be forgiven. It was the handiwork of the
The SSS is however insisting that Mr Adebayo and
Kehinde would be charged to court.
The suspects, according to Ochu, would be
charged to court.
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