Two children kidnapped by house help found, nanny on the run
The Lagos State Police Command yesterday said the two children of Mr. and Mrs. Aneru Mutana of Gbagada Phase 2, Lagos, kidnapped on November 26, by their housemaid, simply identified as Busayo, has been found. They were found in the early hours of yesterday at a location close to Nigeria-Seme border, in Benin Republic.
It would be recalled that the said Busayo was on November 26 instructed by Mrs. Mutana, to go and pick the children from school and take them home as she wasn’t able to do so due to the nature of her job.
According to the Lagos police spokesman, Chike Oti, “unfortunately for madam, the house-help had carefully planned how to kidnap her children, a six-year-old boy and three-year-old girl, which she executed effortlessly because she is known to the school authorities and familiar with the children.
“Investigation so far revealed that Busayo is a member of a kidnap syndicate who gives her out as housemaid to unsuspecting parents. When she finally lands the job, she warms her way into the children’s heart and wins the trust of her employers. Once she gets to this stage, she then bares her fangs.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Edgal Imohimi, warns households interested in engaging the services of domestic servants to beware of whom they are dealing with. He reiterates his earlier warning that employers ought to carry out a background check of persons they are bringing to their homes; and profile them in order to make investigation easy for the police should the need arise.
“The command believes that Busayo may not be her real name. However it wishes that Nigerians should take cognizance of her face and alert the nearest police formation of her location and if possible arrest and hand her over to the police.”