A 14-year-old boy Nigerian teenager who was kidnapped on his way to school in Toronto on Wednesday morning has been found.
According to the police report he was kidnapped as retribution for his stepbrother’s $4 million drug debt. In a tweet on Thursday evening, Toronto police said the teen is being taken to hospital for a medical checkup.
Superintendent Steve Watts said in a press conference that Jolayemi’s step-brother, Olalekan Osikoya, owes money to the suspects involved in the kidnapping.
The drug deal at issue is alleged to have taken place in the summer of 2019, Watts said, adding the value of the drugs taken was approximately $4 million.
He said the boy’s stepbrother is suspected to have fled the Toronto area some time after the drugs were taken. He said officers have since made contact with Osikoya and he is co-operating with investigators.