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Police rescue stolen baby, arrest 3 suspects

The police in Edo State have rescued a one-year-old baby girl stolen from Benin City and sold in Lagos and arrested three suspects, a woman…

The police in Edo State have rescued a one-year-old baby girl stolen from Benin City and sold in Lagos and arrested three suspects, a woman identified as Kate Kingsley, the buyer and one other accomplice.

City & Crime gathered that the baby who was stolen from her grandmother on Nomayo Street in Upper Sokpoba area of Benin by Kate who was once a tenant in the area was rescued in Lagos.

It was learnt Kate who hails from Akwa lbom State travelled from Lagos to Benin City to carry out the act.

It was further learnt that Kate who arrived in Benin pretended to be helping the grandmother take care of the baby told her (grandmother) that she wanted to buy confectionery and went away with the baby to Lagos where she sold her for N600,000.

The command’s spokesman, Chidi Nwabuzor, said, “The woman said she needed money to attend to urgent family issues hence she decided to steal the baby to raise money. N400,000 was first paid while the balance of N200,000 was later paid.