Three siblings are at the mercy of fate having been abandoned at their home while their parents are remanded in prison. The parents, Taofik Aremu and Latifat Aremu have been in prison for the past five weeks for two separate offenses.
The ordeal began after Taofik was arrested by the Lagos State Task Force while he was at work. He was arraigned and remanded at a prison in Badagry. Soon after, his wife, Latifat, had a disagreement with their landlady over rent and she was taken to the Olosan Police station in Mushin.
She was charged before Ogba Magistrate court where she was granted bail in the sum of N50,000 but there was nobody to stand as her sureties due to lack of funds so she was kept at Kirikiri prison pending when she meets her bail conditions. She’s reportedly been there for five weeks now.
According to P.M. Express, their children, Kudirick, 4, and twins Taiye and Kehinde, 2, are left to their fate at 13 Agoro street, Mushin where they reside. The landlady, Iyabola Oladokun, reportedly asked Latifat to move out of her house despite having an existing one year rent, an argument ensued afterward and she went to report her to the police.
When the case was heard in court on Thursday, the couple’s neighbors brought the kids for their mother to take them to prison, but she was not allowed to do so and she wept before being taken back into custody. The case has been adjourned till 15 April 2017