Police recover stolen baby, hunt for buyer in Lagos


Police in Lagos State are actively searching for the individual who purchased a baby stolen by a domestic worker in the Shomolu area of the state.

SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the state police spokesman, revealed on Monday that the buyer left the infant behind as the police dragnet was drawing near.

“In the early hours of Monday, the buyer abandoned the baby at Alade Market, Shomolu, because of intense manhunt and pressure from the police.

“The baby was promptly rescued by the police. She has been handed over to her parents after they positively identified her,’’ Hundeyin stated.

In a post on Saturday, an X user using by the handle @Simmm_K expressed concern over a house help stealing her boss’s baby.

“A house help ran away with my colleague’s baby this Saturday morning between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. in Shomolu,’’ the X user posted.

The baby’s photo was uploaded by @Simmm_K, who also asked the public and police for assistance in finding the teenage home helper.

In addition, she put up a phone number that could be contacted whenever or anytime the housekeeper or infant was located.

After a while, she updated the post to say that the housekeeper had been taken into custody in Ikorodu, but without the child.

Simmm_K claims that the housekeeper admitted to selling the child for N800,000.

Simmm_K later added to her post to say that the infant had been discovered early on Monday morning.

“I’m glad to notify everyone that the baby was found this morning at Shomolu.

“Many thanks to everyone and the police for helping. The baby is united with the family,’’ she posted.