The housemaid has been identified as a 12-year-old Mary. Her boss’
daughter she disappeared with is Faith Ayeh, incident happened at
the Kudirat Abiola Estate, Akute Road, Iju Ishaga area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro reports that Mary had been employed by the family through an agent about five months ago.
However, the suspect reportedly went out with the victim last Thursday, and their whereabouts had remained unknown.
Faith’s father, Paul, told Punch that his family had been shattered by
the incident, saying efforts to locate them had been abortive.
“My family needed a house help and one of my wife’s friends arranged one
for us. She brought Mary to my family about five months ago. She is the
same age with my daughter.
“I was told that last Thursday, Mary disappeared from the house with my daughter. Our driver said he saw them with a bag.
“He said when he queried them, Mary answered that my wife asked them to
take the bag to her shop. Since then, we have not heard anything.”
He said the matter, which was reported at the Iju Ishaga Police
Division, had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and
Intelligence Department, Yaba.
Paul said the agent who brought the suspect to the family had been
arrested, adding that she was assisting the police with investigations.
The suspect, who hails from Benue State, was staying with her parents in
Ibadan, Oyo State, before she was brought to live with the Ghanaian
family. The victim’s mother, Glory Ayeh, said the agent was a relative
of the suspect.
“I never sent them on any errand. She lied to take my daughter away,” she added.
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confrimed the incident, saying it had been transferred to the SCIID.