The Lagos State Police Command has found two children, Nadia Mutana, 6, and Khalifa Mutana, 3, who were allegedly abducted from school last Monday by their nanny, identified as Busayo.
The two schoolchildren were said to have been found in a location near the Seme Border in Benin Republic on Sunday.
The Police Public Relations Officer for the state, Chike Oti, said in a statement that investigation revealed that Busayo was a member of a kidnap syndicate, who gave her out as a domestic help to unsuspecting parents.
He added that when she finally got a job with the Mutanas, she wormed her way into the children’s hearts and won the trust of her employers, which enabled her to carry out the kidnap.
Oti stated, “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.
Goodluck Jonathan Denies Dumping PDP
Former president Goodluck Jonathan has denied rumours he had dumped the People Democratic Party.
The former president said he has no reason to quit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), or retire from politics for now.
He made the statement through his media adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, in reaction to a report by an online publication claiming the former president had resigned from PDP and quit politics.
Eze’s statement described the news as fake, saying it was a “calculated attempt to rubbish the elder statesman”
Supplementary Elections: Presidency Urges APC Candidates To Work And Earn People’s Mandate
President Mohammadu Buhari has charged all APC candidates in states where supplementary elections would hold to work hard to earn the people’s trust and mandate.
The presidency warned state governors against having any thoughts that the president would influence the decision of the people.
It also warned political leaders to desist from making inflammatory statements capable of inciting the citizenry to violence ahead of Saturday’s supplementary elections.
The presidency said some party leaders expected that Buhari would abuse his office by usurping the powers of INEC to turn the table in their favour.
Party leaders in the six states were advised to work hard to earn the people’s votes on Saturday.
Gbenga Daniel Quits Politics, Shows Interest In APC
Ogun State former governor Gbenga Daniel has shown interest in joining the All Progressives Party.
Gbenga Daniel resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Saturday saying he was quitting politics.
But on Sunday, after meeting with his supporters, Daniel said he was considering their plea that he ‘lead them into APC.’
Apart from governing Ogun under the PDP, Gbenga Daniel was the chief campaign strategist for the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in last month’s election.
Daniels also supported Ogun APC governorship candidate, Dapo Abiodun, in the governorship election in the state.
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