People of the Anambra State police command have arrested a 29-year-old lady, Chinwendu Umegbakafoe, for allegedly stealing her neighbor’s child.
Umegbaka allegedly stole the three year old girl with the intention to sell her.
Anambra State Police command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga who confirmed this incident said the baby has however been rescued and returned to her parents.
The media report signed by Ikenga is legible
“Anambra State Command Operatives on 2/7/2022 at 4:30 pm arrested Miss Chinwendu Umegbaka, 29years, born Isinkwo Abaomege at Onicha LGA of Ebonyi State.
She was arrested on a charge of child theft on Nwawulu, Okpoko, Onitsha, Anambra State roads.
Preliminary information indicates that the suspect is a neighbor of the child’s parent.
Chinwendu at the time of her arrest initially denied knowing the whereabouts of the three-year-old girl.
Another police investigation led her to confess that She had stolen the child with the intention of selling it.
The child was immediately found and referred to a parent. ”
He added that further investigation into the matter has commenced, and would be communicated as events unfold.