Lagos State Police Command have arrested two women in connection to kidnapping. Apparently, the two middle-aged women identified as Florence Kock and Gladys abducted two babies.
However, the relentless cries of the babies drew the attention of locals at Badore Area of Ajah, Lagos State.
According to an eyewitness, the women looked confused upon the ceaseless crying of the babies. Meanwhile, people expected them to pacify them or maybe breastfeed them. However, their inability to do something about the situation led to an increased suspicion from locals who subsequently informed the police about the suspects. Fortunately, the Policemen arrived on time and apprehended the duo.
According to Vanguard, one of the locals who spoke in anonymity said: “On Tuesday, February 25, at about 5:30pm, we found two women at Badore area of Ajah with two babies. What actually drew people’s attention was the continuous cries of the babies.
“My shop is in the locality. I noticed that as the babies were crying relentlessly, the women seemed confused as to how to handle them.
“I had hoped to see the women breastfeed the babies as mothers often do when their babies cry in that manner, but their inability to calm the babies made me suspect that they were not their biological mothers.
“So I alerted some people in the community, who called the police. Luckily the police arrived on time,” the informant added.
After the Police questioned the suspects, Florence Cock later revealed that she abducted the babies from a hospital in Delta State.
According to Vanguard, DSP Bala Elkana of the Lagos State Police Command confirmed the arrest.
Meanwhile, the babies have been handed over to Sought Orphanage, Langbasa.
The suspects, on the other hand, are currently at the Juvenile and Women Centre attached to Alakara Divisional Police Station for further investigation.