*As Police arrest another member of gang
BY CHIDI NKWOPARA
OWERRI – Luck was on the side of the Ezurike family of Umugweze, Nekede, Owerri West local council area of Imo State, when a middle-aged woman, who kidnapped their three children was nabbed by vigilant natives.
Vanguard gathered that the lucky children and their parents went to Emmanuel Anglican Church, Nekede, for Sunday service and only went out to buy their needs before the female kidnapper hypnotized them and took them away.
It was equally gathered that the kidnapper, whose name could not be ascertained at press time, had successfully boarded a commercial bus that was heading to Owerri before an alarm was raised.
“The commercial bus driver was picking passengers along the route until the father of the stolen children and commercial motorcycle riders blocked the bus at Number 4 Bus Stop.
“The timely arrival of policemen from the State Police Headquarters, Owerri, saved the woman from unpleasant consequences,” a villager who simply identified herself as Joy told Vanguard.
Narrating the incident to Vanguard, the children’s mother said: “The children went outside the church to have some refreshment. When they did not come back quickly, I became apprehensive. I saw my children in a bus that was driving off and I quickly raised alarm and people went after the vehicle.”