A yet-to-be identified woman, who posed as a Good Samaritan has abducted a 3-year-old boy in Ijanikin area of Lagos State. The woman had lied to the older sister and the missing boy’s twin sister and brother that he wanted to go and buy biscuits for them, when she went away with the baby.
Lagos Metro gathered that the missing boy, David Okoli and three of his siblings were returning from the school on Tuesday, when a fight broke out between David’s immediate older twins. A member of the church where the mother of the missing boy attends, Benneth Obioma narrated to Lagos Metro that, “it happened last Tuesday. It wasn’t as if the boy was left alone. He was led by his 7-year-old sister and his immediate elder brother and sister who are twins. “Very close to their house at Adio Ijanikin, a fight started between the twins and the sister was trying to settle it, when the woman approached them. The woman was said to have separated them and told the children to sit down by the side of the road, while she went away with the David, with a promise that she wanted to go and buy biscuits for him.”
The children waited for hours before it dawned on the eldest of them that 3-year-old David had been stolen by the woman. Benneth added that, “The little children listened to the woman and allowed her to go away with David, thinking she was coming back with him and biscuit until yesterday night, when the boy was yet to be found.”
Benneth told Lagos Metro that the incident had been reported with the police at the Ijanikin police station.
When contacted, the image maker in charge of the state police command, Dolapo Badmus told Lagos Metro that the police in the state were employing all available strategies to rescue the missing boy. She however told Lagos Metro that the police were informed that the missing boy strolled away from the parents residence in Ijanikin and not that he was taken away by any woman.