Police Rescue Stolen Baby in Lagos, Launch Manhunt for Buyer

Soukaina Sghir
Soukaina Sghir
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In a recent incident in Lagos State, the police are actively pursuing the buyer of a baby stolen by a house help in the Shomolu area. SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the police spokesman for the state, confirmed on Monday that the buyer abandoned the infant as the police closed in on their location.

“In the early hours of Monday, the buyer abandoned the baby at Alade Market, Shomolu, because of intense manhunt and pressure from the police. The baby was promptly rescued by the police and has been handed over to her parents after they positively identified her,” stated Hundeyin.

The incident came to light when an individual, identified as @Simmm_K, raised an alarm in a Saturday post, revealing that a house help had absconded with her colleague’s baby in Shomolu between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m.

Simmm_K, who shared the picture of the teenage house help and the baby, appealed to the police and the public for assistance in finding the baby. She provided a telephone number for anyone with information about the house help or the baby’s whereabouts.

An update from Simmm_K later revealed that the house help had been arrested in Ikorodu but without the baby. The house help confessed to selling the baby for N800,000.

In a positive turn of events, the baby was found in the early hours of Monday, and the police successfully reunited her with her parents. The investigation is ongoing as authorities continue their efforts to apprehend the buyer and bring them to justice.


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