The Anambra state police command have arrested a mother and her daughter for allegedly stealing a four-year-old girl.
The state police command spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, said the mother, 42-year-old Ngozi Ede, connived with her 17-year-old daughter, Kosiso, to steal and sell a baby for N250,000 at the Awada, Obosi area in the Idemili North Local Government Area of the state.
“Police detectives attached to the Awada Division arrested one Ngozi Ede, female, aged 42 years, and her daughter, Kosiso Ede, female, aged 17 years of No. 4 Ukaegbu Junction, Awada.
The suspects conspired and stolen one Mesoma Ikoko, aged four years, from the custody of her mother, one Nneka Ikoko, of the Mammy Market, Army Barracks, Onitsha.
Preliminary investigation further led to the arrest of one Ifeoma Okeke, aged 45 years, who collected the child from the above mentioned suspects and handed her over to one Ifeoma Okonkwo of Eke Nkpor.
The stolen baby has been recovered in good condition and handed over to her mother. Consequently, the sum of N250,000 suspected to be part of the proceeds of the illicit transaction was also recovered as exhibit.”he told Punch
Haruna said the suspects would be charged to court once investigations into the matter have been concluded.