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ABEOKUTA — A middle‑aged woman was caught with a stolen two-month-old baby on Sunday, May 25, 2014 along Old Ondo Road, Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area of Ogun state.
The suspected kidnapper allegedly sneaked into the home of the baby’s mother at Temidire Street, off Old Ondo Road, Ijebu‑Ode at about 3:00pm and carried the baby.
Fortunately, the woman was caught while trying to abscond with the baby. She was quickly surrounded by a mob who began to beat her. A traffic gridlock ensued along the busy road which lasted for about six hours.
An eyewitness who confirmed the incident said: “I have been hearing about kidnappers, Soka forest and others, I did not believe until today when I saw this.
“I returned from church and wanted to relax before going to the stadium to see a football match. Suddenly, I heard noise and I rushed out and to my surprise, I saw the woman holding a baby in a shawl and we asked her what she was doing with the shawl, she said she wanted to change her clothes inside the room and we enquired if she knew anybody in the house, to which she did not reply.
“It was in the process of questioning her that she confessed and pleaded that we should deal with her gently. She said she was ready to co-operate with us and promised to reveal her group to us. She even mentioned some names and was even trying to give us some phone numbers so that we could contact them .
“She mentioned one Mr and Mrs Lawal, But no further details about them was given. But, the impatience of our people made us not to get more information from her as they descended on her and beat up.”
The woman was rescued when Policemen from Igbeba division arrived the scene.