Apprentice Kidnaps Boss’ Toddler in Lagos

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Chiemelie Ezeobi
Barely five days after she resumed work at a bead-making store, an apprentice artisan, one Grace John, abducted her boss’ three-year-old daughter,  Oluwasemilore Adebiyi.
The suspect had since been declared wanted after she fled with the minor, who she lured out of her mother’s store.
Grace was said to have resumed duty at the victim’s mother’s bead making shop situated at No. 1, James Oyedele Street, Moshalashi in Alagbado last week.
According to the child’s mother, Mrs. Oluwatobi Adebiyi, the suspect was asked to provide a guarantor and her passport photograph for documentation but she kept giving excuses.
She said the suspect had told her she was going to buy snack and her daughter, who had become fond of her, pleaded to follow her.
She said: “Last Saturday Grace said she wanted to go and buy gala. My daughter pleaded to follow her and I obliged. But after several minutes, they didn’t return, I started looking for them. I saw them on the road with a guy.
“I thought that the guy was her brother or guarantor because I had asked her to provide a guarantor. So, I thought she was bringing the guarantor to fill her form.
“But when I didn’t see them, I went back to the place I had seen them and didn’t see anyone.
“I called her number but she didn’t pick. She was cutting my call and before I knew what was happening, her phone went off.
“We reported the matter at Alagbado Police Station but it has been moved to Special Anti-Robbery Squad  (SARS), Ikeja. The police assured us that they would track her.
“There was a time I snapped her with my phone but after the incident, I looked for the picture and didn’t find it. She might