Emmanuel said the suspect, identified as Mama Ifunaya, who was a neighbour, lured him into her room, strangled him,covered his mouth with clothes before tying him up with rope to prevent him from screaming.
While this was on, Mama Ifunaya was said to have sent her four kids out of the house.
“On , I was preparing Emmanuel to go to school. He told me he wanted to fetch the water from the well.I left him and went inside the where I was
. But what I heard next was the muffled voice of my child and I ran out.I began shouting his name, but I didn’t see him. I, however, observed that my neighbour’s door was slightly opened and I entered. I met her children and asked them if they saw Emmanuel, but they said no.I looked everywhere without a trace of my son. People joined me and we searched the surroundings, but we couldn’t find him.My landlady’s son entered the well to see if he fell into the well, but he came out and said he couldn’t find anything.”
PUNCH Metro gathered that more people joined the search party, while Mama Ifunaya stayed in her mini- .
“Later, we saw her leaving the house with a box on her head. She said she was travelling. It was my landlady that challenged her why she could go out when everybody was busy searching for Emmanuel.The box was said to have fallen, and when it was opened, the missing boy was found in it.
“The landlady asked her to stop, but she suddenly increased her pace and started running. That was how the landlady shouted, ‘ , kidnapper’, and people ran after her.”
Our correspondent learnt that a mob would have lynched her but for the intervention of policemen from the Ipakodo , Ikorodu.
She reportedly confessed that a prophet sent her to bring the child.
A police source told our correspondent some witnesses said more than 15 receipts were recovered from the victim. The receipts were said to have shown for some past unidentified .