• News - South East - Anambra
  • Updated: July 04, 2022

Woman Arrested For Stealing Three-Year-Old Girl

The Anambra State Police Command have arrested one Chinwendu Umegbaka for the alleged stealing of a three-year-old girl.

The Command's Spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga who made this known on Monday in Awka said Umegbaka was apprehended on Saturday at Nwawulu Street, Okpoko, Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra.

According to the statement, the suspect who hail from Isinkwo Abaomege Community in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi was arrested at about 4.30 pm in Okpoko near Onitsha.

Ikenga noted that preliminary information reveals that the suspect is a neighbour to the parents of the child, adding that Chinwendu when arrested initially denied knowledge of the whereabout of the three-year-old girl.

But on further interrogation, the suspect made a confessional statement to police of stealing the child with the intention of selling her.

The PPRO hinted that the child was later recovered from the suspect and has since been handed over to the parents.

He added that further development shall be communicated to the public as an investigation was still ongoing.

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