A female tenant has reportedly kidnapped the two children of her landlady, seven days after she packed into the house in Okedogbon, in the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The two victims were identified as Ayomide Olamilekan (six months old) and Blessing Olamilekan (two years old).
A source said the female tenant and a man, suspected to be her husband, rented a room apartment from the mother of the children, Mrs. Abimbola Olamilekan, and paid for six months’ rent.
The source said the woman did not have any information about the tenant until the time she absconded with her kids on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.
On the day, the source said the mother of the victims was washing clothes at the backyard when the tenant offered to assist in taking care of the children, who were disturbing their mother. She took the kids away and never returned.
Another source said only a bedsheet was found in the suspect’s room.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident, adding that the whereabouts of the kids was unknown.
He said, “When the mother of the victims was interviewed, she said she had no details of the tenant before giving her the apartment. This is wrong and careless. We will try our best to get the children freed and the woman and her accomplice arrested.”