According to Punch newspaper, this woman, identified only as Mama Oyin, allegedly abducted a one-year-old girl, Fehintola Lawal, in Abule Egba, Lagos State, on Monday after she said she was willing to buy some items from Fehintola’s mother and grandmother.
The items were not available in the shop when she went there on Saturday but she returned on Monday around 11am and reportedly begged for direction to where she could buy them in Agege. It was learnt that Fehintola’s mother, Lola Lawal, had offered to go with Mama Oyin, who was said to be a friendly customer.
When they were about leaving, Fehintola fell asleep and the customer requested to strap her to her back and she handed over her bag to Lola. They boarded a tricycle to Abattoir Junction, after which they took a commercial motorcycle to Oko Oba, Agege.
It was learnt that when they alighted, they took separate motorcycles to the place where the items were said to be sold. It was gathered that when the motorcycles got to Olaniyi Street, the one boarded by Mama Oyin diverted to another street.
When Lola tried to pursue the customer, her motorcycle was said to have sped back to the Abule Egba Road, where she hurriedly crossed the road and took a tricycle. Since then, Mama Oyin and Fehintola had not been seen. The matter has been reported to the police.
Fehintola’s aunt, Lolade Oseni, later said the bag Mama Oyin dropped with Lola was later discovered to contain papers cut to currency sizes packed into envelopes, adding that the phone numbers she gave them did not connect.