Wonders shall never end. On Monday, an 8 year-old boy who was returning from a summer coaching class (lesson) from a school located by Lawrence road in Lagos was kidnapped by a man who then tried to use him as collateral to buy crates of soft drinks worth N51,000.
According to the story, the suspect, who was later identified as Jonathan Coker, reportedly kidnapped the primary school pupil (name withheld), took him to a provision store located on Cole Street, ordered the crates of soft drinks then told the shop owner that he didn't have enough money to pay for the goods hence would leave his 'younger brother' behind, to get the full amount of money from his house.
A deal the unsuspecting shop owner agreed to, so he gave the crates of soft drinks to Coker.
However, as luck would have it, someone who knew the 8 year old boy saw him in the shop and asked him what he was doing in the shop. The little boy told him he was picked up by the stranger walking away (Cooker)
Cooker who was still within the vicinity of the shop reportedly increased his pace in a bid to escape from the scene.
Fortunately, Cooker was immediately apprehended and arrested and the little boy was reunited with his family.