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Housemaid Disappears With 2-Year Old Baby From Church In Lagos

A family in Lagos state is searching for their two-year-old son, Praise Otojareri, who was allegedly taken away by the house help, simply identified as Favour, on December 19.
The father of the missing boy, Moses Otojareri said that sometime in November, a man who his wife knows very well came to their house in Aguda, Surulere, with two girls and said they were in need of a job.
He said that his wife who runs a salon decided to employ Favour to cater for their two children, a nine-year-old daughter, and their two-year-old son.
He said that on December 19, his wife, two children and Favor left for church, saying that while in church, his wife who is a hairdresser received a call from a customer who needed her at her shop.
He said that his wife left the church and gave instructions to Favour to come to the shop with the two children after the close of service.
Moses Otojareri said that immediately after his wife left, Favour went to the children’s church and asked the teachers to release Praise to her.
The teacher, who has seen the baby boy come with Favour and his mum to church released Praise to her.
The father said that his wife became worried after she waited for hours and did not see them in her shop.
”After some hours, a call came in asking ”Are you Mummy Favour and Praise?’
“She said yes, that she had been looking for Favour and her son for some hours now. The man said they are at Ibafor in Mowe and that Favour said she missed her way that she was going to her sister’s house in Ikotun.”
Moses Otojareri said that his wife told the adults who called to help her hold Favour and her son that she was on her way to meet with them. He said his wife asked them to drop Favour and her son Praise off at the nearest police station after the adults informed her they were still going to a further distance.
”By this time, some people had gathered saying they wanted to beat Favour up as they suspected it was a case of kidnapping. However, an Alfa came in and asked them not to beat her.
“The Alfa said he was going to take the children to the Mosque with him. “He collected my wife’s number and called her to inform her that he has taken favour and my child to the Mosque.
“While they were heading to the Mosque, the Alfa said Favour told him that she was going to Ikotun to go and see her sister.”
The father said that the Alfa took the children to a Mosque and then decided to say his prayers. He said the Alfa later told his wife that after his prayers, he returned to where he left Favour and Praise in his Nosque and did not see them again.
“He said that he only saw the bag Favour carried that contained Praises’ clothes.”
Moses Otokareri said that his wife on arriving the Mosque, raised an alarm, and also alerted the police.
The Alfa was arrested. She also led the police to the home of the sister whom Favour claimed she was going to see. The said sister who denied any family ties with Favour was also arrested.
He said the matter has since been reported at the State Criminal Investigation Department Lagos state and that up till now, no word has been heard from Favour or his son.
He said that Favour who is about 14 years old, speaks four languages, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba and Benin Republic fluently. He said Favour is from Imo state.
He appealed to any member of the public with useful information on how to find his child to call this number 07082873611 or contact the nearest police station.
Source: LinderIkeji.

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