Usman Idris, a two-month-old infant, whose mother apparently lost custody of him during a school graduation in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State, has reportedly been stolen.
According to sources familiar with the situation, the incident happened at 3 p.m. on Saturday during an event held at the school’s premises in the Deeper Life neighborhood of Sawmill, Ilorin.
The mother of the missing child, Sekina, also known as Iya Mujidat, said that a woman who went to one of her children’s graduations with her stole her infant.
The suspect was described as a tall, fair-skinned woman wearing a purple Ankara and a black headscarf.
“She is a Christian and came to me about two weeks ago with the desire to learn how to make snacks,” she remarked. Although I accepted her, I don’t know who she is related to, where she lives, or even her phone number.
“She offered to assist me carry the baby when I went with the older brother, who was graduating, to pick up his diploma when we attended the commencement together.
“We last saw her at that point. We have reported the incident to the Surulere, Ilorin, ‘B’ Division Police station, but we have not heard back.
SP Ajayi Okasanmi, the state police public relations officer, confirmed the development.
Okasanmi stated that efforts were being made to apprehend the woman and perhaps find the child.