The police in Anambra State on Saturday around 5pm arrested a 29-year-old woman, Miss Chinwendu Umegbaka, for stealing her neighbour’s child on Nwawulu Street, Okpoko, Onitsha.
Confirming the incident, the command’s spokesman, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, said Miss Umegbaka, native of Isinkwo Abaomege in Onicha LGA of Ebonyi State, was arrested on alleged case of child theft.
According to him, preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is a neighbour to the parents of the child.
He said that when the suspect was arrested she initially denied knowledge of the whereabouts of the three-year-old girl, but that on further interrogation she confessed to the crime of stealing the child with intention of selling her.
He said the child had been recovered and handed over to the parents and promised to give further detail as investigation progressed.