Faith Ayeh, the 12 year old child of a Ghanaian family who was alleged to have been kidnapped by their domestic staff, Mary has been found.
The duo had been missing since February 16th. Mary had told the family driver that her boss sent them on an errand when they were leaving their house at Kudirat Abiola Estate, Akute Road, Iju Ishaga, Lagos,
According to PUNCH, the Faith was found in Abeokuta, Ogun State by a man who had seen the story.
According to Faith’s father, Paul Ayeh, “The man called us that he found my daughter on the road. He said he saw her picture in your (PUNCH) newspaper and he got my number to call us so we could come and take her.”
“My wife said she would go and we had to get some policemen to follow her there. The police were able to arrest two suspects and the case was taken to Abeokuta, before it was transferred to the anti-kidnapping section of the Surulere Police Division,” Paul added.
Paul said his wife and daughter were on their way home and gave no information as to whether Mary was with them, adding that he’ll call back but has not done so as at press time.
However, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said Faith fled their home on her own volition.
“What happened was that the girl, Faith, claimed that her mother was too harsh on her and she decided to run away with the housemaid, who was eloping with her boyfriend. When they got to Abeokuta, the home of the boyfriend, the man decided to habour the two of them. It was there that he was sleeping with the maid, Mary, who had equally been declared missing by her parents.
The boyfriend, however, started having an affair with Faith as well, which got the maid jealous. As a way of revenging, she decided to call Faith’s parents to tell them their whereabouts. That was how the secret was leaked. The matter is under investigation,” Badmos said.