An apprentice, identified as Temitọpẹ Adeniyi, at a tailoring shop in Oke-Bola area of Ondo town, in Ondo State, has dissappeared with her master’s new born baby.
The lady, who was introduced to her master by her husband, also went away with her ATM card.
The woman, Stella Babatunde, while narrating her ordeal, said her husband brought the lady to her as an apprentice.
She noted that her husband, Wasiu Mamukuyomi lied to her that the lady was his friend’s wife, which she later discovered was untrue.
She said, “my husband brought the lady to me on the 3rd of December, 2020 to train her in tailoring”.
Stella went further that, “but I noticed that the lady and my husband usually communicate on phone, whenever we were together in the shop”.
“On Saturday, 2nd of January, 2021, the lady came to the shop as usual. After bathing the baby girl that afternoon, she took permission from me to put the baby on her back.
“I later gave her my ATM card to help me withdraw N3,000 that was transferred to my account by a customer at a nearby POS stand.
“But she never returned, as she
escaped with the new born baby and my ATM card”.
She continued that, “after disappearing with my baby, I put a call to my husband severally to inform him about the incident, but my husband refused to pick my numerous calls”.
According to her, “my husband was almost lynched by irate mob, when he came back from work and did not show concern for the missing baby”.
While explaining more, Stella said, “my husband was later taken to Ẹnuọwa police station in Ondo, where he confessed that the lady in question was his girlfriend”.
“He also confessed that he was the one who rented a room apartment for her at Eweje area of Yaba, Ondo, but denied knowing anything about the dissapearance of the child”.