Police rescues kidnapped 15 months old baby

Chidi Samuel

The men of Abia state Police  command has rescued a 15 month old- baby girl allegedly stolen from her mother at their home in Umuahia, the Abia state capital on Monday. The state commissioner of Police, Mr Leye Oyebade  disclosed this to newsmen while briefing them on Wednesday on some major achievements of his command.

The Commissioner said that the suspected abductors, identified as Lawan Nuhu and Lawal Ahmed, abducted the little, Chinonye after drugging her mother, Mrs Chioma Chijindu at their residence at No. 8 Ohafia Street, Umuahia.

He said that the suspects were arrested following a tip off and the sum N170,000 cash and a 307 Peugeot car with Reg. No. AZ 166 KWL, were recovered from them.

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“During investigation, the suspects confessed that they drugged the baby’s mother before escaping with the baby,” Oyebade said.

The Abia state Police boss warned parents to be vigilant about the activities of their neighbours and strangers in their areas.