A 31year old Blessing Aransiola (pictured) was caught in the early hours of this morning April 10th allegedly trying to steal a 1 year old girl, Oreoluwa Adanri, from her parents home at Ademola Coker Street, Alagbole, Ogun State, PM News reports.
The woman is currently being interrogated by the police at Ajuwon Station for kidnapping. The mother of the girl, Mrs. Adebisi Adanri, 29, who lives with her husband at 21, Ademola Coker Street, Alagbole, Ogun State, said she was woken up by the cry of her daughter in the hands of the suspect around 4.a.m.
Mrs. Adanri narrated:
“She was trying to run away when my husband ran after her and caught her. I raised an alarm to draw neighbours’ attention to the incident and everybody came out to assist us”.
She also that the suspect got into her house by tearing the window net. She picked up the baby as she was sleeping on the bed by the window and stole N5,000 kept in a purse.
But in her statement to the police, Blessing, who said she was homeless, denied stealing the baby and the money. She told her interrogators:
I was looking for a place to sleep when I saw the verandah. I was trying to sit down when the net got torn. I was wandering about; I didn’t steal any baby or money. Last year November I sustained injury on my leg and I couldn’t walk properly again. Later, I developed problems in my eyes and I couldn’t see properly again. Since then I have been moving about.
She disclosed further that she was living at 5, Modupeola Street, Iju-Ishaga when co-tenants conspired against her and labelled her a thief, adding that this made the landlord to send her packing.
I am not a thief. They accused me of kidnapping but I am not a kidnapper, I was just wandering about because I have nowhere to sleep. I did not kidnap any child, she stated.