Police in Lagos State recover stolen baby, hunt for buyer

Lagos State Police Command are on a manhunt for the buyer of a baby stolen by a house help in Shomolu area of the state.

The State Police spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed on Monday that the buyer abandoned the baby as the police dragnet was closing in.

“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. She has been handed over to her parents after they positively identified her”, Hundeyin stated.

Credible news reports that an X user, formally twitter, simply identified as @Simmm_K had raised alarm in a Saturday post that a house help absconded with the baby belonging to her boss.

“A house help ran away with my colleague’s baby this Saturday morning between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. in Shomolu”, the X user posted.


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@Simmm_K, who shared the picture of the teenage house help and the baby, appealed to the police and members of the public to help to find the baby.

She also posted a telephone number to be reached whenever or wherever the house help or baby was found.

@Simmm_K later updated the post stating that the house help had been arrested at Ikorodu, but without the baby.

As per a statement by Simmm_K, the house help confessed to have sold the baby for N800,000.

She further updated her post that the baby had been found in the early hours on Monday.

“I’m glad to notify everyone that the baby was found this morning at Shomolu.

“Many thanks to everyone and the police for helping. The baby is united with the family”, she posted


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