The Delta State Police Command on Saturday said its operatives arrested a couple for allegedly stealing two babies during a christening ceremony at Ebedei Adonishaka in Ukwuani Local Government Area of the state.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, disclosed this on Saturday at a press briefing in Asaba, the state capital.
Ibrahim added that the suspected couple, earlier arrested for burglary, confessed to have stolen a total of nine children in the area.
He said the stolen babies were recovered during a police search of the home of the suspects identified as Mr. Emmanuel Udeagwu, 37, from Ogbe-Ofu Quarters, Issele-Uku and Celestina Enebeli, from Isunpe Utagba-Unor, Ndokwa-West, on November 13, 2016.
According to the CP, during interrogation, Udeagwu confessed to the crime.
He added that the male suspect revealed that he sold some of the children to one Madam Uju and Madam Cash at Asaba, who in turn, sold them to prospective buyers across the Niger.
The command also disclosed that a 17-year-old boy, Lucky Eze, was arrested for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s 10-year-old daughter (name withheld) at the Federal Housing Estate, Asaba.
Besides, Ibrahim said 30-year-old Orjiakor Chima of Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State was arrested for issuing fake euros to one Abdullahi Shuaibu, totalling one million, seven hundred and ninety-four thousand and five hundred naira.
He added, “The complainant later discovered that all the 37 euro notes were fake. However, on November 15 at about 1700hrs, the same customer, identified as Orjiakor Chima ‘m’, 30yrs of No. 34 Amafeke Street, Orlu L.G.A, Imo State returned to the complainant’s office for another transaction.
“Consequently, detectives from ‘A’ Division Asaba were invited to the scene and arrested the suspect. When the suspect was searched, 87, 100 euro notes suspected to be fake, were found on him.”
He further said the command recovered 90 bags of cement allegedly stolen by five men who hijacked a truck along Ugbolu-Illah Road near Asaba driven by one Timothy Obado, a driver with Bua Cement Company, Okpella, Edo State on his way to Abakaliki.
Ibrahim noted that the command would not relent in tackling crime in the state, urging members of the public to cooperate with it. (Punchng.com)