disguised as a customer to abduct a one-year-old girl, Fehintola Lawal,
in the Abule Egba area of Lagos State says she named the girl, Taiwo,
and another abducted boy, Kehinde (twins).
on Thursday that she lied to her husband, who she had earlier informed
that she was travelling abroad in 2015, that she got pregnant and gave
birth to the twins.
the suspect, who disguised as a customer, met the victim’s mother,
Damilola Lawal, at a shop in the Abule Egba area and requested some
items which were not available.
accompanied by the victim’s mother to get the items in the Agege area.
She was said to have escaped on a motorcycle with Fehintola strapped to
that Salisu was arrested by policemen attached to the Anti-Human
trafficking Section of the State Department of Criminal Investigation,
Yaba, on Wednesday in the Idimu area of the state.
the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja, Salisu said her plan
was to adopt the abducted kids to cover up the lie she told her husband
that she was pregnant with twins.
have been staying in the South West since I finished my secondary
school education in Kano State. I got married in 1992, but I lost my
husband in 1993. I met my new husband last year.
My new husband lives in the Matogun area. When I met Fehintola’s parents
on that Saturday, I intended to take her away and nurture her as my
child. When we went to the supermarket, I did not observe any camera,
but I knew there would be cameras there.
place in Ifo. I lied to my husband in August 2015 that I was pregnant. I
told him I was travelling abroad when I realised that he would notice
that I was lying. He was the one who drove me to the airport.
stole Fehintola in May, I went to him and told him I was back. I took
the girl and another boy to him as my twins.”
set of twins. I said they were a boy and a girl. He did not suspect
anything until yesterday when the police came to arrest us. I call the
toddlers Taiwo and Kehinde. The other boy is related to me. He is my
cousin. The mother is dead, but the father lives in Sagamu. I took good
care of both children.”
not ask her any question. She had called me in August 2015 that she was
pregnant and was delivered of twins. I did not doubt her. When she came
back last month, she brought the children. It was when I saw policemen
on Wednesday that I knew she had been lying to me,” he said.
Fehintola’s mother, Damilola, said, “I am grateful to God for rescuing
my baby. I am also grateful to the police and the media. Fehintola is my
only child. She celebrated her one-year birthday on May 5. This
abduction happened on May 16.”
Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said, “We have not reunited the boy with his
parents because we have not seen them. We appeal to members of the
public to help us locate them. The suspect is a serial child kidnapper
and she will soon be charged to court.”