Female tenants steal six-month- old baby in Delta State
Police Intensify Search For Suspects
Female tenants in Alihiame in Agbor, Delta State, whose identities were yet to be known, have allegedly stolen their co-tenant’s six-month-baby.
It was gathered that the incident, which occurred on Thursday evening, has created palpable tension in the area.
Police sources in Agbor said the landlord (name withheld) of the house, a retired civil servant, was being interrogated, while they (Police) have intensified the search for the suspects and the baby.
Mother of the baby, Mrs. Elizabeth Igbinoba, told journalists that the suspects barely moved into the house two weeks ago and she was yet to get acquainted with them very well before the incident.
She said: “They just moved into the same house with me and they became friendly with my baby. On the fateful day, the suspects claimed they were from Kogi State and were in Agbor for a programme.
“One of them carried my baby and demanded a cooler, saying that they wanted to go and buy food. They both went with my baby and did not returned.”
Police officers at Agbor, who did not want their names in the print, reckoned that the suspects were on a mission, as the bags they came with were discovered to be loaded with dirty clothes, including complementary cards of some highly placed persons, assuring that the Police would do everything possible to fish them out.
It was gathered that the suspects had told their landlord that they were corps members transferred to Agbor to hoodwink him into renting his apartment to them.
They were said to have moved into the house after paying rent for six months out of one year they were asked to pay.
The Police confirmed that the landlord was being interrogated for clues that could assist in the arrest of the suspects and rescue of the baby.
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