Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Final-Year Student Arrested for Stealing Four-Year-Old Boy

Asaba — A 20-year-old final year student of Delta State Polytechnic Ogwashi-Uku was Monday, paraded at the State police headquarters Asaba for allegedly stealing a toddler from a day-care school.

State police commissioner, Mr. Ikechukwu Aduba said that "the suspect who once did her IT in the said day care and primary school in Asaba sneaked in and took away the child. Unfortunately, she forget her bag which assisted us (police) in tracing her to Onitsha where the child was rescued".

The suspect (names withheld) who claimed to be presently pregnant and a mother of two denied stealing the baby.

She told newsmen that "I was teaching the child during my IT in that school (names withheld) around Bonsac area of Asaba.

I only saw the child wandering around last Friday and I took him to Onitsha because when I took him to the school nobody was found there and wanted to bring him back today (Monday) before I was arrested".

Also the CP described last weekend incidents as "black day", saying that his men had gone underground to track down the hoodlums that attacked member representing Aniocha/Oshimili federal constituency, Mr. Ndudi Elumelu among other operations.

Said he, I want to assure the people of Delta State that already we have started picking some of the bad elements within our midst. We will get them", he assured.

He also doled out the sum of N2.5 million public spirited individuals and volunteers drawn from Asaba, Ughelli and Warri axis for "aiding the command with useful information that led to the bursting of some high profiled crimes.

"In a renewed bid to encourage the revitalized intelligence outfit of Delta State police command to make for a more proactive/intelligence based policing, and altogether nip in the bud incidence of kidnapping and violent crime, Delta State government doled out a whopping sum of two million five hundred thousand naira to Delta State police command for this purpose", he stated.

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