A fruit seller at the popular Mile 12 market, Lagos, was allegedly caught with a year old baby wrapped inside a sack on Monday, June 5, 2017.
The fruit seller, identified as Umar, was said to have pretended he was playing with the one-year-old child before he attempted taking him away in a sack.
According to PUNCH Metro, the child, Isiaq Ismail, had been playing with his friends in front of their residence on Ayodele Street when Umar joined them.
It was learnt that his friends called on his mother’s attention to the scene but before they returned Umar had made off with Isiaq in the sack.
The mother, seeing Umar fleeing with the sack, raised an alarm and neighbours rounded him up.
It took a combined effort of the security in the area and some soldiers to free him from the angry mob before he was taken to the Ketu police station.
Meanwhile, Umar had been caught earlier stealing goods from a truck in the market, Punch Metro reports.
confirming the incident, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer , Olarinde Famous-Cole, said the suspect would be transferred to the Anti-Kidnapping Unit at the command’s headquarters in Ikeja for a comprehensive investigation.