A customer, identified simply as T-girl is cooling off her head in police net after abducting one month old baby of a trader in the Badagry Roundabout area of Lagos State.
T-girl who is a well known customer to traders in the area for four years before she traveled few months ago, was treated to a warm reception on arrival by the traders.
T-girl was said to have taken the baby, Kudus from her mother, Alimat with the guise of playing with him. After strapping the baby to her back while her mother attended to customer, T-girl disappeared without anyone’s notice. A resident, Kayode Paul revealed that T- girl was arrested in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, after some passengers with whom she boarded a bus raised the alarm.
Paul stated that the baby started crying and passengers urged T-girl to breastfeed him but she refused. He added that after Kudus continued crying, they compelled her to breastfeed Kudus but the baby did not suck her breasts after she reluctantly agreed. He said that the passengers took her to the Yemetu Police Station in Ibadan, and she eventually confessed to have stolen the baby in Badagry.
Paul said, “After threatening to beat her up, she said she was taking the baby to her mother in Ibadan.” “The police in Ibadan contacted the Badagry division and the mother and her husband traveled there to recover their child . He is two months old.”
Alimat who spoke on telephone on Saturday, said, “People were playing with my baby that day when she said I should also allow her to take him , but I refused. She asked if she had offended me and pleaded that I should let her carry him. I suddenly discovered that I didn’t see her again and people joined me to search for her to no avail. “My child was two months old that day. The woman used to come here to buy drinks and play with us. I am now with my baby. We will return to Lagos on Monday ( today ).”
Confirming the the recovery of the child, the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the suspect would be transferred to the command for further investigations.