The Anambra State Police Command has arrested a 29-year-old lady, Miss Chinwendu Umegbaka, for stealing her neighbour’s child.
She allegedly stole the three-year-old girl, with the intention to sell her, reports said.
The command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, who stated this said the baby has however been rescued and returned to her parents.
A press release signed by Ikenga stated: “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 to know the whereabout of the 3year old girl. Further interrogation by the police made her to confess to stealing the child with the intention of selling her.
“Meanwhile, the child has been recovered and handed over to the parent.”
He added that further investigation into the matter has commenced, and would be communicated as events unfold.