The operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 14-year-old maid, Favour Iwuozor, for running away with her mistress’ two years old son.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect was arrested following a complaint lodged at Sagamu Divisional Headquarters by one Victoria Nwafor, who reported that she saw the 14 years old girl on December 22, 2021, with a two years old boy in the Yaba area of Lagos State.
“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 two of them to her house in Sagamu 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 the report,” he said.
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 on December 19, 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 the 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 to raise transport fare to Imo state,” Oyeyemi said.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, Lanre Bankole has ordered that the baby’s parents be contacted urgently, while the case should be forwarded to Lagos State command whose jurisdiction the crime was actually committed.