More than two years after losing two children to suspected kidnappers, Suliat Azeez has welcomed a set of triplets.
In November 2016, Suliat, who is a hairdresser in Okokomaiko area of Lagos state, took a new apprentice, who gave her name as Grace. Grace, whose real name is Gladys Austin resumed after promising to bring a guarantor the following day.
But she was said to have eloped with Suliat’s two children that same day. The family’s efforts to find their children proved abortive.
In March 2017, when Grace was arrested for selling another child, Suliat identified her during an identification parade by the police but Grace denied abducting her children and claimed not to know their whereabouts.
She told PUNCH,
I thought it was all over for me. I thought that I had no reason to live again since the children, who should be my future, were no more. That was why I took Sniper. But because God said it was not over for me and my time to die had not come, I did not die.
We were recovering from that when we got information that our landlord had sold the house we were staying and we had just renewed our rent. It appeared that we would be homeless until my husband got this small place we are now managing.
As you can see, everywhere is empty. We have sold all our property, including land, during this period. But God decided to surprise me. After I was delivered of the first child, we expected the placenta to come out. But I was told that it was another baby. And while we expected another placenta, they told me that it was another baby again. When the nurses announced that I had had three children, tears of joy rolled down my cheeks. My husband also started crying.
Suliat is still hopeful that her lost children will be found.
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