ANAMBRA, Nigeria – Police detectives in Anambra state have rescued three children from a child-stealing syndicate in Anambra state and two female suspects who run the illegal trade have been arrested.
Recall that on Friday, November 22, at about 1:30pm, following intelligence report, police detectives in Anambra State arrested two female suspects at Nkpor in Idemili North LGA of the State.
Preliminary investigation by Police detectives attached to Otoucha Division revealed that two of the children were allegedly stolen from Enuguwu Aguleri in Anambra East LGA by one Ani Chisom, a female aged 28 years, from Amuri in Nkanu-East LGA of Enugu State, and Afamefuna Udodili, a 32-year-old woman from Orodo in mbaitolu LGA of Imo State.
The Anambra State Police Command made a public announcement following their discovery and parents of the two kids from Enugu Aguleri came and identified their daughters.They also revealed their real names as Confidence Ejike aged 5 years and Blessing Ejike aged 7 months old.
The case is under investigation after which the suspects will be charged to court, SP Haruna Mohammed, PPRO Anambra State Police Command, revealed in a statement.
The Commissioner of Police CP John B.Abang, has urged parents and guardians to monitor their children and caution them against following strangers.The CP further enjoined the public to report any suspicious persons to the nearest Police Station or call Police emergency number 07039194332 for prompt action.