Apprentice escapes with boss two-month-old baby in Kwara

A two-month-old baby whose name was given as Usman Idris has been reportedly stolen from the mother during a school graduation in Ilorin, Kwara State capital.

Sources familiar with the development told our correspondent that the incident occurred around 3 pm on Saturday during the event held at the school premises located at the Deeper Life area, Sawmill, Ilorin.

The mother of the missing child identified as Sekina but popularly known as Iya Mujidat said her baby was stolen by a lady who accompanied her to the graduation of one of her children.

She described the suspect as a tall fair complexion woman dressed in a purple Ankara with a black headscarf.

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She said, “She is a Christian and she came to me about two weeks ago that she wanted to learn how to make snacks. I accepted her but I don’t know any of her family members or where she stays and don’t even have her phone number.

“We went to the graduation together and she offered to help me carry the baby when I accompanied the elder brother, who was graduating, to collect his certificate.

“That was the last time we saw her. We have reported the case at ‘B’ Division Police station in Surulere, Ilorin but we are yet to hear from them.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the development.

Okasanmi said efforts were ongoing to arrest the lady and possibly recover the baby.

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