Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem has demanded the unconditional release of the six children kidnapped from Igbonla Model College since May 25.
Kazeem spoke at the Governor’s office in Alausa on Thursday,while the Baale of Shangisha in Magodo, Chief Yusuf Ogundare was paraded for allegedly faking his kidnap.
Kazeem said it was disheartening that while the State Government and security agencies were working round the clock to secure the release of the children, some unscrupulous persons deemed it fit to raise false alarm.
He said it was situations as this that prompted the Governor to sign the Anti-Kidnapping bill into law, assuring that the Government would not hesitate to prosecute anyone who runs fowl of the law.
He said just as the law prescribes life imprisonment for kidnapping in the State, same also applies for any person who fakes their own kidnap.
“Nothing can be more despicable and heinous than to raise false alarm where there is none. This is even more despicable when we consider the plight of these children that were recently kidnapped and are still being held by the kidnappers.
“Let me sound a very serious note of warning that we have zero tolerance for crimes against the State. No matter how high or low you may be in the society, you can be assured that we will bring you to justice if you commit a crime.”
He also urged them not to rest on their oars but continue to go all out to ensure that the State remains safe and secured for residents and investors.