26 year old Happniess Umaru, has been arrested by the Lagos state police
command for allegedly stealing a 7 month old baby at the Ijora area of
Lagos state on March 16th.

According to a report by Vanguard,
Umaru was intercepted by some police officers patrolling Eric Moore
road Surulere. When he was questioned, Umaru first lied that he was the
father of the boy but after much interrogation, he confessed to have
picked up the baby inside a bush at Ijora Railway where he had gone to
answer the call of nature.

When the police took him to the area where he took
the child, they met with the child’s mother, Patricia Victor who said
she has been searching for her son since. Narrating how her baby boy
disappeared, she said

“I laid my seven months old baby (Favour Victor) on the bed inside my
house at about 8p.m., to buy food for my son. By the time I returned
with the food for my older son, my baby had disappeared. I raised alarm
and neighbours joined me in the search all thorough the night, but we
did not find him. I did not know that police officers had arrested the
man who stole my baby. Luckily, when they came the next day to
investigate the case, they located me.”

Umaru will be charged to court today for child theft.

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