A seven-man child-stealing syndicate have been arrested by the Imo State Police Command for reportedly abducting a five-year-old baby, Godday Obi.
The arrested suspects have been recognized as 39-year-old Nkechi Iroegbu, Chukwudi Ndukwe and Edu Akpan of No.102 Elelenwo road Port Harcourt; Chinwendu Uzonwu, 39, of Oba in Anambra state; Chinyeaka Gregory, 50, of quantity 11 Boundary Road Umungasi Aba, Abia State; Chidinma Ekwundu, 49, from Awka in Anambra state and Eucharia Onwuduba, 46, of quantity 31 Aniekwe road, Fegge Onitsha, Anambra state.
Confirming the arrest, Imo State’s Police Spokesperson Orlando Ikeokwu stated the suspects have been busted by means of a coordinated operation primarily based on a reputable intelligence.
He additional disclosed that Nkechi Iroegbu led operatives of the Anti-kidnapping Unit of the command to the hideout the place different members of the syndicate have been arrested.
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“On January 12, the command acquired a report of a stolen baby, one Godday Obi, 5 years old, at Umuejechi, Nekede, Owerri West LGA of Imo state.
“Acting on that report, the command’s Anti- kidnapping unit swung into motion and upon credible data, arrested one Nkechi Iroegbu, 39, a local of Akoli Imenyi, Bende LGA, Abia state. She confessed to the crime.
“They all confessed to their various roles and led the operatives to the recovery of the stolen child”
He additionally revealed that the Commissioner of Police, Olaniyi Fafowaro directed the investigating staff to prosecute the suspects on the finish of the investigation course of.
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