Kidnapping Trader loses daughter to customer on a trip to the market

Mama Oyin was said to have strapped the one-year-old child to her back when she fell asleep on their way to the market.

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Fehintola Lawal, the one-year-old daughter of a trader in the Abule-Egba area of Lagos has been kidnapped by a woman identified as Mama Oyin, while they were on a trip to a market in Agege.

According to Punch Metro, Mama Oyin visited Fehintola's mother asking for a merchandise which they didn't have in store.

The kidnapper acted quite pleasant and friendly, which encouraged the mother of the kidnapped child to develop a relationship with her.

It was based on a show of good faith that Fehintola's mother agreed to visit the market with Mama Oyin, after she had returned to her stating an urgency for the goods.

According to Punch, Mama Oyin asked the trader, where she can get the items she had been requesting for.

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The unsuspecting trader offered to take her there directly, and also entrusted her with her daughter, Fehintola, who had fallen asleep as they were leaving.

According to Fehintola’s aunt, Lolade Oseni, who spoke to Punch Metro, the kidnapper had a fake identity, and was in possession of papers cut to currency sizes.

All attempt to contact her has proved abortive, as her phone number was not connecting when they tried to reach her.

Oseni said, “This woman met Lola on Saturday. She said she wanted to buy souvenirs, adding that she could also be supplying us goods. She said she was new to the area.

“Fehintola’s mother, Lola, and my own mother welcomed the customer. She played with them on Saturday before leaving for her supposed house.

"On Sunday, she came again and went with my mother to church, claiming that her church was far.  She came to our house on Sunday.

“On Monday, she came again, saying she needed the souvenirs urgently. Mama and Fehintola’s mother offered to go to Agege with the woman to get the items.

"The girl became asleep while they were trying to board a tricycle. It was then that the woman offered to put Fehintola on her back.

“When they alighted, they took motorcycles and then another motorcycle. Later, they took separate motorcycles. That was when the woman escaped with Fehintola.

"The girl’s mother is distraught at the moment. We searched the bag Mama Oyin gave us and discovered that it contained papers, not money. The phone number she claimed to be using has not rung.”

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Meanwhile, Fehintola's family have reported the matter to the Lagos State Police, who are currently making efforts to find the stolen girl.

This was confirmed by the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, who said investigation have began into the matter.

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