Reportedly, Grace told her boss that she will take a break from their shop at 1, James Oyedele Street, Moshalashi, Lagos State to buy snacks on that fateful Saturday. Unknown to Mrs. Adebiyi, the apprentice who started work only 5 days ago had disappeared with her child.
The agonized mother told newsmen,
“I was not at home when the incident happened. But my wife told me that while Grace was leaving the shop, our three-year-old baby was crying after her. My wife allowed her to go with Grace without an inkling of any sinister motive.
“But after waiting for about five minutes without seeing them, she went out of the shop and saw Grace standing with a man whom she concluded could be her brother that was to come and stand as a guarantor for her. She went back into the shop.
“She was tempted to go out and look for them having waited for some time. But this time around, neither Grace, the stranger nor our baby was seen. She immediately called Grace’s phone. But she kept cutting the calls, saying she was in a noisy place.
“At a point, she switched off her phone. It is so strange because this particular baby does not like strangers carrying her. We have not heard anything from her since Saturday.”