A two-year old baby girl, Mercy Osunbawo, stolen by unidentified men
from her parents’ home, at 10, Adeite Osunbawo Street, Ejigbo, Lagos,
has been found at the local wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja,
She was found at the airport at about 2: 00 a.m. on Wednesday
unaccompanied before she was rescued and handed over to the airport
The father of the girl, Olanrewaju Osunbawo, who confirmed the
incident to PM NEWS, said that on the night the incident happened, he and members of
his family had a vigil in their home till 2:30 a.m. before they went to
He said the missing girl slept in between him and his wife on the
same bed inside their bedroom, while four other children slept in their
He could not explain how those who took his daughter away
gained access to their apartment without their movement being noticed by
any member of the family and their co-tenants.
Narrating how they discovered that Mercy was missing, Osunbawo
said his wife, Kemi, first woke up and started looking for the girl and
she went to their palour where other children were sleeping and did not
He said Kemi immediately woke him up and informed him
that Mercy was missing and he went to the door and discovered that the
door had been forced open.
Apart from stealing the baby, Osunbawo said the suspects also stole their three phones and money kept in the house by his wife.
said when they called one of the phones the men stole, the call was
picked but they refused to answer for possible negotiation and since
then the phones have remained switched off.
Thank God Mercy has been found 🙂