Police parade alleged kidnappers of babies, others in Abia

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By Anayo Okoli

UMUAHIA—ABIA State Police Command, yesterday, paraded three persons who allegedly snatched three baby girls from their mother at gun point last Friday.
The suspects include  Felicia Ahukanna, Peace Ogbonna and Oluchukwu Ukpai, all from Alaukwu Autonomous Community of Isiala Ngwa South council of Abia State.

The command also paraded one Joseph Edet Essien of Ifetai in Calabar, Cross River State.
According to the command, the suspect was caught while negotiating to sell a baby girl.
Besides, the command also paraded 32 other suspects for alleged involvement in various crimes, ranging from murder, robbery, child trafficking to cultism.

While eleven of the suspects were arrested for child trafficking, eight were arrested for cultism, while one was picked up for allegedly killing his 87- year-old father.  Others were arrested for armed robbery.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Geoffrey Ogbonna, told newsmen that the arrests were made within this month.

Four of the suspected cultists include Kalu Nnanna, 23 years; Prince Charles, 24 years; Maxwell Njoku Emeh, 21 years and Sebastine Frankline, 25 years, claimed to be students of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.
He said one locally made pistol was found on them as they engaged in cult activities.

Ogbonna also said a 27-year-old student of Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Chijioke Ezebuiro, allegedly killed his 87-year-old father, Dr. Emmanuel Ezebuiro.
According to the police PPRO, the incident allegedly happened at their residence at Umuoriehi Isingwu in Umuahia North Council Area of Abia State.
The police said the matter would soon be charged to court.

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