culled from PM News.
For allegedly trying to steal a year old girl from her parents’ house
early this morning, a 31-year old woman is currently being interrogated
by the police at Ajuwon Station for kidnapping. The suspect, Blessing
Aransiola, was caught by the girl’s father, Mr. Seye Adanri, 34, as she
attempted to escape with the girl, Oreoluwa Adanri.
Narrating the incident to P.M.NEWS this morning at the Ajuwon Police
Station where the suspect was taken to, mother of the girl, Mrs.
Adebisi Adanri, 29, who lives with her husband at 21, Ademola Coker
Street, Alagbole, Ogun State, said she was woken up by the cry of her
daughter in the hands of the suspect around 4.a.m.
She disclosed further that the suspect got into her house by tearing the window net.
“She picked up the baby as she was sleeping on the bed by the window and stole N5,000 kept in a purse,” she added.
But in her statement to the police, Blessing, who said she was homeless,
denied stealing the baby and the money. She told her interrogators that
she was looking for where to sleep when she saw that there was a
verandah near the window of the couple’s house.
“I was looking for a place to sleep when I saw the verandah. I was
trying to sit down when the net got torn. I was wandering about, I
didn’t steal any baby or money.
Last year November I sustained injury on my leg and I couldn’t walk
properly again. Later, I developed problems in my eyes and I couldn’t
see properly again. Since then I have been moving about,” she stated.
She disclosed further that she was living at 5, Modupeola Street,
Iju-Ishaga when co-tenants conspired against her and labelled her a
thief, adding that this made the landlord to send her packing.
“I am not a thief. They accused me of kidnapping but I am not a
kidnapper, I was just wandering about because I have nowhere to sleep. I
did not kidnap any child,” she stated.