A missing one-year-old child he on Ayodele Awodeyi Street, Mile 12, Lagos State has been found by a fruit seller who is identified simply as Umar.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the boy, Isiaq Ismail, was playing with his peers in front of his parents’ residence when Umar, who sold cucumbers, held him by the hand under the pretext of playing with him.
It was learnt that other children ran inside the house and informed Isiaq’s parents that he was with a man outside.
It was gathered that the mother rushed out only to see Umar fleeing with something in the sack he was carrying. There was no sign of Isiaq.
The mother was said to have raised the alarm and the suspect was rounded up by her neighbours.
Isiaq’s father, Abdulrahman Ismail, who spoke with PUNCH Metro, said he was sleeping around 3pm on Monday when noises from outside woke him up.