By Tunde Oyekola
A two-month-old baby (name withheld) has been reportedly stolen from the mother during a school graduation ceremony in Ilọrin, Kwara State capital.
Sources told our correspondent that the incident occurred around 3:00 pm on Saturday during the event held at the school premises located at Deeper Life area, Sawmill, Ilọrin.
The mother of the missing child identified as Sekina but popularly known as Iya Mujidat said that her baby was stolen by a lady who accompanied her to the graduation ceremony of one of her children.
She described the suspect as a ‘tall fair complexion woman dressed in a purple Ankara with a black headscarf.
“She is a Christian and came to me about two weeks ago that she wanted to learn how to make snacks. I accepted her but I don’t know any of her family members or where she stays and don’t even have her phone number.
“We went to the graduation together and she offered to help me carry the baby when I accompanied the elder brother who was graduating to collect his certificate.
“That was the last we saw of her. We have reported the case at ‘B’ Division Police station in Surulere, Ilọrin but have yet to hear from them,” the mother added.
The police spokesman in the state, SP Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the story adding that the case was reported in one of the stations.
Okasanmi said that police had begun investigations into the case, adding that efforts are ongoing to arrest the mystery lady and recover the baby.