The Lagos State Police Command has found two children, Nadia Mutana, six, and Khalifa Mutana, three, who were allegedly abducted from school last Monday by their nanny, identified as Busayo.
The two schoolchildren were said to have been found in a location near the Seme Border in Benin Republic in the early hours of Sunday.
He added that when she finally got a job with the Mutanas, she wormed her way into the children’s hearts and won the trust of her employers, which enabled her to carry out the kidnap.
“The said Busayo was on November 26, 2018, instructed by Mrs Mutana to go and pick the children from school and take them home as she (Mrs Mutana) wasn’t able to do so due to the nature of her job.
“Investigation so far revealed that Busayo is a member of a kidnap syndicate, who gives her out as a domestic help to unsuspecting parents.
According to him, the Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, warned households interested in engaging the services of domestic helps to beware of whom they were dealing with.
He added that the commissioner reiterated his earlier warning that employers ought to carry out thorough background checks on persons they were bringing to their homes and profile them in order to make investigation easy for the police should the need arose.
“The command reasonably believes that Busayo may not be her real name. However, it wishes that Nigerians should take cognizance of her face and alert the nearest police formation of her location and if possible, arrest and hand her over to the police,” Oti added.
It was gathered that the alleged abductor was employed about eight days before the kidnap happened.