How Babies’ Cries Exposed Child Abductors In Lagos

Men of the Nigerian police have arrested two women at Badore area of Ajah in Lagos state after the cry of the babies they were holding gave them away as kidnappers.

According to reports, the continuous wailing the babies drew the attention of passers-by who asked the women to breastfeed their crying babies in order to calm them.

The duo then became confused and this made the passerby alert the police.

The ceaseless cries of two babies, have exposed two middle-aged women, Florence Kock and Gladys, as child abductors in Lagos State.

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Narrating how they were arrested, an eye witness who spoke on condition of 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.

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“So I alerted some people in the community, who called the police. Luckily the police arrived on time.”

One of the suspects, Florence Kock, 55, admitted adopting the children from an unknown hospital in Delta State. Unfortunately, she could not produce any document to back up her claims.

When contacted, the spokesperson, Lagos State Police Command, DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed the story and said that investigation was still in progress.

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