42-year old Ngozi Ede and her daughter Kosiso Ede aged 17 years of No 4 Ukaegbu Junction, Awada, Onitsha in Anambra State have been arrested by police detectives attached to Awada Division for alleged child stealing.
Information has it that the suspects had conspired and stolen one MesomaIkoko, aged four years from the custody of her Mother, NnekaIkoko ‘of Mammy market, Army Barracks, Onitsha.
According to a statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed, preliminary investigation led to the arrest of one IfeomaOkeke, aged 45 years who allegedly collected the child from the suspects and handed him over to IfeomaOkonkwo of Eke Nkpor.
While saying that the sum of #250,000 suspected to be part of the proceeds of the illicit transaction was recovered from the suspects as exhibit, Mohammed said the stolen baby has been recovered in good condition and handed over to her mother.
He said the case was under investigation after which suspects would be charged to court for prosecution.