Anambra Police Begins Search For An Unidentified Woman Who Stole A Child In Church

The Anambra State Police Command has launched a manhunt for an unnamed kidnapper of 18-month-old Chibuike Ezechukwu. The boy was last seen at a Catholic church in Onitsha last Sunday.

According to reports, The househelp gave the child to an unknown lady who sat beside her during offering and also received N100 for offering from the lady. On her return, the lady had disappeared with the boy.

The police public relations officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed, said in a statement issued in Awka yesterday that all efforts are being intensified to apprehend the fleeing suspect and recover the child. He said:

On the 9/6/2019 at about 2:30pm, One Mr Olisachukwu Ezechukwu ‘m’ of NO.1 Orakwe Close,Awada reported at Awada Police Station that on the same date at about 1:40pm, his househelp one Ukwuoma Ruth ‘f’ aged 16years went to Church at Awada with his son one Master Chibuike Ezechukwu aged One year and six months.

Consequently, the Complainant alleged that during offering inside the Church the househelp handed over his son to a yet to be identified lady who Sat beside her and equally gave her the sum of N100 Naira for offering.

However, by the time she (the househelp) came back from the altar to seat she discovered that the lady had disappeared with the child and was nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Police detectives have visited the scene and efforts are being intensified to apprehend the fleeing suspect and recover the child.

The Public are strongly advised to be wary of this new pattern of child stealing and report suspicious persons to the nearest Police Station for prompt action.

Religious leaders are equally enjoined to take adequate security measures at their Places of worships in order to avert this ugly trend.

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