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Police arrest woman over alleged child theft


The Delta Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a lady, suspected to have stolen a seven- month-old baby at Ominigboma, a suburb of Asaba, the Delta capital.

The Command’s spokesperson, DSP Celestina Kalu, in a statement issued on Tuesday in Asaba, said that the suspect was nabbed after a relation of the child’s mother spotted her with the baby and raised an alarm.

“On Dec, 14, 2015 at about 6.30 p.m., Mr and Mrs Simon Okechukwu reported at ‘B’ Division Asaba that one Miss Ifeoma Ekoma, stole their seven months old baby from Chinemere Chigbogu at Omnigboma.

“However, the suspect was later seen at Ominigboma with the stolen child by a relation of the child’s mother who raised an alarm and the suspect was instantly arrested,” Kalu said.

The police spokesperson said the stolen child has since been recovered and handed over to the parents, while the suspect is currently undergoing interrogation.

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