14-year-old househelp abducts mistress’ son in Lagos, arrested in Ogun

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.The suspect and the abducted boy

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command say they have arrested a 14- year- old househelp, Favour Iwuozor, who allegedly abducted her mistress’ 2-year-old son in Lagos and fleeing to the Eastern part of the country.

Crime report from the command indicated that the suspect was nabbed at Sagamu.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following a complaint lodged at Sagamu divisional headquarters by one Victoria Nwafor.

He said Victoria had reported that she saw a the suspect on the 22nd of December 2021, with a very sick two- year -old boy in Yaba Lagos.

Oyeyemi added that she further stated 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 fatal accident in December 2020.

Out of compassion, he explained that the woman took both of them to her house in Sagamu in order to take care of the little boy’s deteriorating health condition.

Oyeyemi said further, “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 she went to report the development to the police.

“Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Sagamu, CSP Okiki Agunbiade detailed detectives to go and bring the girl and the little boy.

“During interrogation, the girl confessed 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.

“She stated further that, she took the baby from the church during Sunday school, and since the Sunday school teacher knows her with the baby’s mother, she has no problem releasing the baby to her.

“She explained further that she decided to beg for alms in order to raise transport fare to Imo state.”

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police,  Lanre Bankole has ordered that the baby’s parents be contacted urgently, while the case should be forwarded to Lagos State Police Command whose jurisdiction the crime was actually committed.

 

 

 

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