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A 14-year-old house maid, Favour Iwuozor has been arrested by men of Ogun state Police command for abducting her mistress’s two- year-old son in Lagos .
The suspect was arrested on Monday in Sagamu, Ogun state where she was accommodated by a good Samaritan who saw her and the boy in Yaba, Lagos while begging for alms .
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state ,DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
Oyeyemi explained that the suspect was arrested following a complaint lodged at Sagamu divisional headquarters.
The PPRO said “one Victoria Nwafor reported that she saw a 14 year- old girl on the 22nd of December 2021, with a very sick two-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’s 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, she reported.
“Upon the report, the DPO Sagamu division, CSP Okiki Agunbiade detailed his detectives to go and bring the girl and the little boy.
“On interrogation, the girl confessed that she was a maid to the mother of the little boy, and that she left with the boy since 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 period, 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.”
Oyeyemi however said the Commissioner of Police , Lanre Bankole has ordered that the baby’s parents be contacted urgently.
According to him, the Commissioner also ordered that the case should be forwarded to Lagos state police command whose jurisdiction the crime was actually committed.