The Lagos State Police Command has caught a Suya seller referred to as Abdullahi for allegedly trying to slaughter a four-year-old little girl to make Suya.
Abdullahi, who kidnapped the four-year-old within an open field at White sand, Ebute Meta area of the state, took the girl to a remote environment where he had attempted to slaughter her using a knife.
However, a passerby who saw Abdullahi raised alarm which drew many people and the suspect was apprehended.
In an attempt to fight being caught, the suspect was said to have stabbed an individual.
Verifying the incident, the State Officer of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, told press that Good Samaritans succeeded in saving 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 suffered a slight 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.”