May 26, 2024

Police in Anambra nab woman over alleged theft of three-year-old baby


Police in Anambra State have arrested one Miss Chinwendu Umegbaka for allegedly stealing a three-year-old child.

The suspect, aged 29 years, is an indigene of Isinkwo Abaomege in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Chinwendu on the Saturday 2nd of July 2022 at about 4:30 pm at Nwawulu Street, Okpoko in Onitsha allegedly stole her neighbour’s three-year-old child which she wanted to sell.

A statement e-signed by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, on Monday noted that the baby had been rescued and returned to her parents.

Ikenga said: “The Anambra State Command Operatives on 2/7/2022 at 4:30pm arrested one Miss Chinwendu Umegbaka, 29years, native Isinkwo Abaomege in Onicha LGA of Ebonyi State.

“She was arrested on alleged case of child stealing at Nwawulu street, Okpoko, Onitsha, Anambra State.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the suspect is a neighbour to the parent of the child.

“Chinwendu when arrested initially denied knowing the whereabouts of the 3year old girl. Further interrogation by the police made her confess to stealing the child with the intention of selling her.”

Meanwhile, the child has been recovered and handed over to the parent,” Ikenga said.

He added that further investigation into the matter has commenced, and the outcome would be communicated as events unfold.

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