The Abia State Police Command said detectives attached to the state anti-kidnapping section has recovered a stolen three months old baby girl who was stolen from her mother even as they are still searching for a second baby also stolen.

Speaking in Umuahia while parading the suspected child traffickers, the state Commissioner of Police, (CP) LeyeOyebade, said the public has imbibed the recent call by his command to give information to the police which has led to the successes they have recorded.

He said some good citizens gave information on suspected child traffickers which led to the arrest of the EzinneObiah, 17 years and Abigail Udofia, 18 years, both of Obingwa and Bende Council areas respectively.

He said that during interrogation, “Both confessed to have sold their babies to one Esther Asuquo and her colleagues in Port Harcourt. We later recovered one of the babies, a three months old girl.”

 

Udofia, who is a class three student of one of the secondary schools in Aba, said she was directed to Esther Asuquo’s house where she stayed and delivered her baby boy. “Asuquo after delivery gave me the sum of N250,000 while my baby was sold for N800,000.”

The AbiaCp said the command also recovered a three year old baby following a report made at Ogbor hill Police Station by Rose Ndukwu that her three year old daughter, Testimony Ndukwu, has been stolen by unknown persons.

Oyebade said that following the information about the stolen baby, “My men swung into action and all the escape routes were blocked which led to the arrest of Chinemerem Isaiah, 20 years and Chioma Mark, 14 years, with the baby.

He said that they are after the intended buyers and their accomplices; stressing that child trafficking is a crime against humanity which the command is fighting with all they have to bring to a stop.

The Abia police boss also paraded some suspected armed robbers as men of the NdiegoroPolice Division arrested one ChisomAjaero who has been on the wanted list of the command, being the leader of a syndicate that have been terrorizing Aba.