The police in Abia State has declared a man, simply identified as Uchenna, wanted for allegedly stealing a four month old baby. Uchenna, according reports, was said to have given the baby to his girlfriend, Kelechi Uche, to sell.
While parading Kelechi in Umuahia, the state capital, the Police Commissioner, Joshak Habila, said she was nabbed by members of the public at Osusu Aku while looking for buyers.
Habila said Uchenna and four other suspects, still at large, stole the boy at gun point at Ntigha Uzo in Obingwa Local Government Area of the state on August 21 and handed him over to his girlfriend to sell. The CP added that Kelechi drew the attention of some members of the public on August 26 when the baby was crying uncontrollably and she could not breastfeed him.
The police boss further said the suspect was apprehended after she gave an incoherent and unsatisfactory answer when she was asked if she was the biological mother of the baby or not.
“Because of the suspicion, she was immediately arrested and handed over to the police at Ugwunagbo Division for further questioning,” the CP said.
Habila added that upon interrogation, “the suspect revealed that the child was stolen by her boyfriend, Uchenna, and four others and given to her to sell.” He also disclosed that Kelechi confessed that the baby was first kept in the house of one Mrs. Love Chinkata, who is also at large before she collected him to sell.
According to the CP, the police are working on reuniting the baby with his biological parents and also arrest the other suspects.