Friday, 07 October, 2022


Ebonyi Lady Arrested For Child Theft In Anambra

From Ifeoma Ejiofor

Twenty nine year old Chinwendu Umegbaka from Ebonyi State has been arrested for allegedly stealing her neigbour’s three years old daughter in Anambra.

The Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO) Ikenga Tochukwu(DSP) who disclosed the incident in a statement, said the suspect stole the child with the intention of selling her.

He said “The Anambra State Command Operatives on 2/7/2022 at 4:30pm arrested one Miss Chinwendu Umegbaka, 29years, native of Isinkwo Abaomege in Onicha LGA of Ebonyi State on alleged case of Child stealing at Nwawulu street, Okpoko, near Onitsha, Anambra State.

“Preliminary information reveals that the suspect is a neighbor to the parent of the child. Chinwendu when arrested initially denied to know the way about of the 3year old girl. Further interrogation by the police made her to confess, stealing the child with the intention of selling her.” The PPRO explained.

He however said that the child has been recovered and handed over to her parent.

Tochukwu said further development would be made public as investigation is ongoing.


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