A young woman who was almost lynched by a mob as she attempted to steal her eight-year-old boy she abandoned at four months with a nanny, is at the moment been interrogated by the police in Ikotun
According to NAN, yhe 23-year-old single mother , identified as Miss Ogechi, gave birth to the child at 15 years, then abandoned him in the care of an aged nanny, Mrs. Janet Olanipekun, in the community.
Issues started when she came back to the community hoping she could get her son back after explaining thst she had been in Kirikiri Prison the past six years.
An eye witness who spoke with journalists,at first the nanny could not recognize Ogechi as the latter has had tattoos and facials marks, but, immediately she did, she raised an alarm, claiming that the single mother had intended to abduct the child, which almost got Ogechi lynched.
The Divisional Police Officer, CSP Tarzan Tsav, told NAN that the police would try their best to resolve the matter peacefully.
“The girl is currently undergoing interrogation to establish the authenticity of her claims of being in Kirikiri Prison for six years,” Tsav said on Thursday.
Ogechi , also spoke with NAN saying:
“The boy that got me pregnant ran away so when my baby was four months old, I pleaded with the nanny to assist me. I was paying her N300 daily for his upkeep.
“I managed to pay it for two months before I moved to Ayobo in Ipaja to work in a hotel, where I was arrested by the police in 2010 and sent to Kirikiri Prison for an offence committed by some hoodlums in the hotel.
“I spent six years in the prison because I had no one to assist me. A relative of a colleague-inmate secured my bail in 2016 when he came to bail his sister,” she said.
She added that she did not come to kidnap her son but to explain the reason for her `long absence’ to the nanny and possibly have him back.
However, Olanipekun told NAN:
“I raised an alarm because Ogechi disguised herself with marks and tattoos. These made me doubt her mission.
“I am not denying that she is the mother of the boy but she has no truth about her whereabouts for eight years.
“She denied knowing the boy when I called her in 2014 to tell her of the boy’s terrible health condition, which cost me over N100,000,” she said.