A 14-year-old housemaid, Favor Iwuozor who ran off with her madam’s 2-year-old son has been apprehended in Ogun state.
Naija News understands that the young girl took the boy hostage during a church service and fled on December 19, 2021.
Moses Otojareri, the father of the victim revealed that the housemaid was employed in the second week of November 2021.
The mother of the boy reportedly left the church when she received a call from her customer and instructed the teenager to come to the shop with her two children when they were done with service, but Favor took the 2-year-old and ran off.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the Ogun state police command, gave an update on Tuesday morning, revealing that Favor was apprehended after one Victoria Nwafor lodged a complaint at Sagamu divisional headquarters.
He said: “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 an 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 her report.
“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 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 period, and since the Sunday school teacher knows her with the baby’s mother, she had 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 revealed that the Commissioner of police CP Lanre Bankole had ordered for the parents of the victim be contacted and the case transferred to Lagos state command.
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