Police have arrested one Wasiu Mamukuyomi after his alleged mistress disappeared with his three-month-old baby.
The mistress also stole Mamukuyomis wife’s ATM card, it is being alleged.
The incident reportedly happened in Oke-Bola area of Ondo town.
Temitope Adeniyi, the alleged mistress (or side chick) was, according to Sahara Reporters, engaged last December as an apprentice to Wasiu’s wife, Stella, who is a tailor.
It was learnt that the man introduced his mistress to his wife as the girlfriend of one of his friends.
“My husband brought the lady to me on the 3rd of December, 2020 to train her in tailoring,” the wife, Stella, said.
“On Saturday, 2nd of January, 2021, the lady came to the shop as usual. After bathing the baby girl that afternoon, she took permission from me to put the baby on her back.
“I later gave her my ATM card to help me withdraw N3,000 that was transferred to my account by a customer at a nearby POS stand. But she never returned, as she escaped with the newborn baby and my ATM card.
“After disappearing with my baby, I called my husband several times to inform him about the incident, but my husband refused to answer his calls.
“He was later arrested and taken to Ẹnuọwa Police Station in Ondo, where he confessed that the lady in question was his girlfriend.
“He also confessed that he was the one who rented a room apartment for her at the Eweje area of Yaba, Ondo, but denied knowing anything about the disappearance of the child.”
Ondo police spokesperson Tee-Leo Ikoro said the command had commenced investigation into the matter.
“We are fully aware; we have arrested the father of the little baby because the wife accused him of being complicit in the abduction of her baby and the disappearance of the apprentice.”