The Police authorities in Lagos State have explained that the 10-month-old baby found with a dispatch rider in the Ajah area of Lagos state was not stolen. Channels report
The police in a statement signed on Monday by the spokesperson, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said the dispatch rider had the consent of the baby’s mother and that mother of the baby and the accused dispatch rider were neighbours.
Ajisebutu in the statement said the mother which was identified as Lovina Biturs, was contacted and it was revealed that the child was actually taken away and put on the dispatch motorbike by the rider with the consent of his mother.
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Recalled that On 11th March 2022, a video (SEE VIDEO HERE) of a dispatch rider accused of concealing a suspected stolen child in a courier box went viral on social media, causing apprehension.
Passers-by who saw the child with the rider along Sangotedo area, Ajah on the said day, became suspicious and concluded that the child might have been stolen, raised the alarm which attracted a mob.
The dispatch rider later identified as Williams Tadule, was said to have been rescued by the Chairman of the Sunview Estate, Sangotedo.
“According to the mother, the 10-month-old baby is fond of the rider who is a relative, a neighbour and was crying uncontrollably when he (rider) wanted to go pick up something in the neighbourhood. To pacify the baby, his mother allowed him to go with the rider,” the police statement read in part.
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