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An apprentice in the Ajegunle area of Lagos State, simply identified as Rose, has kidnapped two sisters.
It took Rose only four days after resumption of work to disappear with the two sisters.
Rose, who is undergoing her apprenticeship in a hair dressing salon, was said to have kidnapped Chikamso Okpara (two) and Chinaza Okpara (4).
Information had it that Rose, who resumed her apprenticeship on May 10, snatched the girls on May 14.
Since then, nothing has been heard of her and the kids.
The father of the victims, Emeka Okpara, said the girls had accompanied their mother to the salon and were playing when the suspect lured them and left without being challenged by neighbours.
According to Okpara, when she was queried on where she was taking the kids to, she told the neighbours that she was instructed by their mother to buy food for them.
Okra said: “Rose approached my wife on Tuesday last week at the salon.
“She said she wanted to learn but my wife told her that she was only a manager at the saloon.
“The arrangement was that she should come back with her people to meet the owner so that they can agree on the terms of work and then sign it.
“Rose said since the owner wasn’t around, that she would still like to begin tentative work so that she won’t be idle.
“My wife agreed and she worked from that Tuesday to Saturday.
“That Saturday, a customer came to the shop and my wife was attending to her.
“Later, my wife wanted to patronise the market across the salon and so she left the customer, our daughters and Rose there.
“When she came back, she didn’t see either Rose or our girls.
“When she asked the neighbours, they told her that Rose went out with them to buy food.
“Till that Saturday when they were taken, we haven’t seen or heard from Rose.
“We don’t know what else to do.
“We are devastated.
“We are pleading with her to please return our joy to us.”
The case has since been reported at Ajeromi Police Station.
Okpara urged anyone with useful information to report to the nearest police station or call 08129390600.