A 45-year-old driver has been arrested by the police for allegedly abducting a 23-year-old woman in Dutse, Abuja.
The suspect, a father of five, identified only as Charles, was said to have impregnated the woman before taking her away to Lagos.
City News reliably gathered that the woman, identified as Josephine, was employed by the suspect as a house help to his wife and that she had spent only weeks with the family when signs of the pregnancy showed.
The source said as soon as the suspect noticed the pregnancy, he arranged with his sister staying in Lagos to take her to her house. This was done without the consent of the woman’s parents. It was also in order to hide the act from his wife.
According to the source, the suspect had to deceive the pregnant house-help into believing that he had to relocate her to Lagos, alleging that his wife was getting worried that he would marry her (Josephine).
The source further said the suspect relocated to another town in Bwari, a move that made it difficult for the victim’s relations to know her whereabouts.
City News learnt however that luck ran out on the suspect when he was seen by one of the relation’s of the victim at a garden where he went to relax.
“The woman quickly raised alarm which attracted other passersby who apprehended and rough handled him before he was eventually arrested by the police,” the source added.
Confirming the incident, the Dutsen Alhaji Divisional Police Officer (DPO), CSP Aisha Yusuf, said the house help had since been recovered from the suspect and reunited with her family, adding that the suspect would soon be charged to court.