A 14-years-old house maid, Favour Iwuozor, was on 3rd of January, 2022 arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for abducting and running away with her mistress 2-years-old son.
The suspect was arrested following a complaint lodged at Sagamu Police Divisional Headquarters by one Victoria Nwafor, who reported that she saw a 14 years-old girl on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, with a very sick two (2) year old boy in Yaba, Lagos.
She stated further that the little girl was begging for alms under the pretence that the small boy is her younger brother and that their parents died in a ghastly accident in December 2020.
Out of compassion, the woman took both of them to her house in Sagamu in order to take care of the little boy deteriorating health condition. But immediately the boy fully recovered, the suspect wanted to single-handedly take the boy to Imo state. This aroused the woman’s suspicion, hence her report to the police.
Upon the report, the DPO Sagamu Division, CSP Okiki Agunbiade detailed his detectives to bring the girl and the little boy.
During interrogation, the girl confessed to the police that she was a maid to the mother of the little boy, and that she left with the boy since on the 19th of December 2021, with the intention of taking the boy to Amraku Umorsu in Isiala/Mberna local government area of Imo state to her sister’s place but couldn’t mention any name.
Claiming not to have any particular reason for her action, she said that, she took the baby from the church during Sunday school period, and since the Sunday school teacher knows her with the baby’s mother, she had no problem releasing the baby to her.
She also claimed that she decided to beg for alms in order to raise transport fare to Imo state to meet her sister.
The baby’s parents has been contacted while CP Lanre Bankole has ordered that the case should be forwarded to Lagos State Command whose jurisdiction the crime was actually committed.