A 17-months-old child was kidnapped on Friday in Satellite Town, Calabar by his nanny, Covenant Bassey six months after her employment.
In addition, the 18-year-old also carted away property from the house.
The boy’s father Mr Ekpedeme who observed that the nanny and his third child were nowhere to be found when he return from the school which he had gone out to pick his other children notified the incident to the authorities.
He said, “When I got home on Friday around 2pm, I realised that the nanny had absconded with my one and five-month-old baby, David. The girl is just around 18 years. We have reported to the police, and they are on her trail.
In swift response, the police arrested the mother of the girl, and they have arrested some other people, but they claimed not to know her whereabouts.
The boy’s mother noticed that some properties had disappeared, she said, “We employed the nanny on January 2, 2016. She had been very nice and good to my baby. It is only David who is in her care. I also have a set of twins.
“It was when my husband returned from our twins’ school that he noticed the nanny had fled. Nobody saw her when she left. But we observed that she left with some property in the house. She left with clothes and shoes. But she did not go with most of her things”.
The Cross River State Police Public Relations Officer, John Eluu, said, “The case was reported by the father of the boy and the police are still investigating. We cannot give many details for now. The police are on their trail.”