Monday, 04 July 2022 14:04

29-year-old woman nabbed for stealing neighbour’s three-year-old child in Onitsha

A 29-year old woman, Chinwendu Umegbaka has been arrested for allegedly stealing her neighbour’s child in Okpoko, Onitsha, Anambra State.

The suspect was said to have stolen the 3-year-old girl, with the intention to sell her.

The Nation learnt the suspect had initially denied knowledge of the victim’s whereabouts, but later confessed plans to sell her during police interrogation.

Confirming the arrest, Police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga said the baby has been rescued and returned to her parents, adding that investigations had commenced.

He 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 information reveals that the suspect is a neighbor to the parent of the child.

“Chinwendu when arrested initially denied knowing the whereabouts of the 3-year-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.”


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