Police find two children abducted by nanny in Benin Republic

Nanny accused of kidnapping kids

The police in Lagos have found two children Nadia Mutana and Khalifa Mutana who were allegedly abducted from school last Monday by their nanny, identified as Busayo.

Nadia is six years old while Khalifa is three.

The children were said to have been found in a location near the Seme Border in Benin Republic in the early hours of Sunday.

Lagos police public relations officer Chike Oti said in a statement that investigation revealed that Busayo was a member of a kidnap syndicate which gave her out as a domestic help to unsuspecting parents.

He added that when she finally got a job with the Mutana family, she became the sweetheart of the children and won the trust of her employers, enabling her to carry out the kidnap.

“The Lagos State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that the two children of Mr and Mrs Aneru Mutana of Gbagada Phase 2, Lagos, kidnapped on November 26, 2018 by their domestic help, simply identified as Busayo, were found today, December 2, 2018, in the early hours at a location close to the Seme Border in Benin Republic.

“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,” Oti said.

“Unfortunately for the madam, the domestic help had carefully planned how to kidnap her children, a six-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl, and executed her wicked plan effortlessly, because she was known to the school authorities and was familiar with the children.

“Investigation so far revealed that Busayo is a member of a kidnap syndicate, who gives her out as a domestic help to unsuspecting parents,” he added.