A suspect, Elizabeth Ibezim, has been apprehended by the operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for alleged abduction of a two-year-old girl in the popular condiment market, Mile 12, Lagos Mainland.
According to the Police, the little girl was allegedly stolen while her mother was busy selling yam tubers at her stall in the usually busy market.
Commenting on the incident, the spokesperson of the Command, SP Chike Oti, said in a statement obtained by InsideMainland that the child was rescued while the suspect was about to board a bus at Ketu bus stop, Lagos Mainland.
“The incident took place at Mile 12 Yam market, Ketu, Lagos, where the child was taken away from the stall of her mother who was busy selling her wares at the popular market,” Oti said.
He continued that; “When she eventually noticed that her child was missing, she became frantic and a search party was immediately raised to help her find her child.
“Luck, however, ran out on the suspect when she was spotted with the child on her back as she was about to board a commercial vehicle at Ketu bus stop, a reasonable distance from where the child was taken.”
On how the child was retrieved, Oti said: “The desperate mum rushed to the suspect and struggled to collect the baby from her, raising the alarm which attracted a mob that nearly lynched the woman save for the quick intervention of a nearby police team.”
It was gathered that the suspect is in custody pending the conclusion of the investigation into the matter.