Chinwendu Umegbak, a 29-year-old lady has been arrested by the Anambra state police for allegedly stealing her neighbour’s child.
It was gathered that the suspect allegedly stole the three-year-old girl with the intention of selling her.
The incident happened on Saturday on Nwawulu Street, Okpoko, Onitsha, Anambra State.
The suspect, a native of Isinkwo Abaomege, in the Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, initially denied the child theft, but later confessed after interrogations.
The state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident.
“They also injured one other person, who is currently in a hospital receiving treatment,” he said.
“Many people, including myself, escaped into the bush.
“They broke into our houses and shops, from where they took animals and food items.”
“Preliminary information revealed that the suspect is a neighbour to the parent of the child.
“Chinwendu, when arrested, initially denied knowledge of the whereabouts of the three-year-old girl. Further interrogation by the police made her confess to stealing the child with the intention of selling her. Meanwhile, the child has been recovered and handed over to the parents.”