A woman who had disguised as a customer and allegedly abducted a 1-year-old baby in the Abule Egba area of Lagos State, was arrested yesterday with the help of a CCTV camera.
Suspected kidnapper, Zainab Salisu
Nigerian Policemen attached to the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba, in the Idimu area of Lagos state, on Wednesday, arrested Zainab Salisu who allegedly disguised as a customer to abduct a one-year-old girl, Fehintola Lawal, in the Abule Egba area of the state.
According to Punch Metro, the one-year-old Fehintola and another toddler were found at the hideout and rescued from the suspect before she was whisked away by the police.
It was gathered that Salisu, who had earlier identified herself as Mama Oyin, disguised as a customer and allegedly abducted Fehintola in the Abule Egba area on Monday, May 16.
The suspect, on the preceding Saturday, had met the victim’s mother and grandmother, saying she wanted to buy some items from the women who were retailers in a shop in the Abule Egba area.
Salisu was reported to have returned on Monday around 11:00am after which Fehintola’s mother, Damilola, followed the suspect to get the items in Agege.
She was said to have offered to strap Fehintola to her back when the girl fell asleep while she handed over her bag to the girl’s mother as they proceeded to Agege on a separate motorcycle and allegedly escaped with the baby.
It was reported that a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Camera at a supermarket in the Abule Egba area captured the suspect with the one-year-old girl on her back before allegedly escaping with her.
Fehintola’s aunt, Lolade Oseni, told a correspondent on the telephone that the woman was arrested in the Idimu area.
“The woman was arrested on Koleade Street, Council bus stop in the Idimu area. She was arrested around 1pm on Wednesday. She has confessed to the abduction. She told the police that she wanted to make Fehintola her own child.
“Another child was found in her apartment. Some other suspects were picked up along with the woman. The police did a good job. The family members are happy.”
SP Dolapo Badmos, the police spokesperson, confirmed Salisu’s arrest, adding that the girl had been reunited with her family members. “I confirm that the abductor has been arrested. The girl has also been rescued and she is with the family members. Other details will follow later,” she said.