Writer and feminist, Ozzy Etomi narrated how the pregnant teenage daughter of a domestic staff faked her own kidnap so she could give birth and sell the child without her mother’s knowledge.
According to Ozzy, the teenager was living in Cotonou with her uncle and his wife when the wife called the girl’s mum, who works in Lagos to tell her that she thinks her daughter is pregnant. The girl denied it and was asked to go join her mother in Lagos. While in Lagos, the girl, who is plus-sized, managed to hide her pregnancy and was allegedly pretending to have her period by cutting herself.
When she was almost due for delivery, she faked her kidnap as she was sent to Falomo on an errand two weeks ago. She had already made plans with people willing to buy the child. Her plan was to return home after childbirth and the sale of her child was finalized.
Her mother had to involve the police when she supposedly went missing and it was soon discovered that she faked her kidnap. The girl and all those involved were arrested. The girl was eventually released and is now back home with her mother.
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