A dispatch rider has been caught with a child inside his delivery box in the Sangotedo area of Lagos State.
Dispatch Rider Caught With Baby Inside Courier Box
In a video circulating on social media, the suspect is seen on a bike with a man who was holding the baby after he removed from the delivery box.
An enraged crowd was also seen assaulting the dispatch rider who was being driven to a police station on a motorcycle along with two other men and the ‘abducted’ baby.
Reacting to the development in a statement on Saturday, the police public relations officer (PPRO) in Lagos, Adekunle Ajisebutu said the command has launched an investigation to ascertain what exactly transpired.
The statement reads, “The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a video going viral on social media alleging that a yet-to-be-identified dispatch rider stole a child found and recovered in a dispatch box.
“The command wishes to inform the public that the incident said to have taken place in the Sangotedo area, Lekki, was not reported at any police station to enable the police to take appropriate actions.
“Notwithstanding that the incident was not reported, the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, fdc, mnim, psc, has directed that efforts should be intensified to locate the whereabouts of the alleged dispatch rider and the parents or guardians of the child to enable the police to investigate the incident.”
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A dispatch Rider was apprehended after a baby was allegedly found inside his box in Sangotedo area of Lagos
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The development comes amid the outrage over the murder of a 22-year-old fashion designer, Bamise Ayanwole, who went missing after boarding a BRT bus in Lagos.