The main suspect had come to Makurdi to adopt a child before she allegedly ran away with the baby.
The Benue Police Command on Monday confirmed that a three-month old baby belonging to one Ikyavngi Imande was stolen in Makurdi, the state capital.
The baby was stolen on April 19 at about 8.00 p.m. on Inikpi street, High Level, Makurdi.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ezeala, said in Makurdi that the command had opened full investigation into the matter.
Mr. Ezeala said that police had arrested one suspect, while the others were still at large.
He assured the family and the people of the state of adequate security.
A prime suspect, simply identified as Chichi, was reportedly in Makurdi to adopt a baby, but was turned down by the government officials.
The mother of the baby, Msendoo Ikyavngi, said that her baby was stolen in her house on Saturday, April 19, around 8.00 p.m.
“It was on Saturday evening around 8.00 p.m. that Chichi, the girlfriend of my neighbour, Mr Amos, came to my house, tricked my nanny and stole my baby.
“My nanny was with the baby and she was crying.
“So, Chichi came and took the baby for the purpose of making her stop crying. She now sent my nanny to get water for her to drink.
“It was then that Chichi ran away with my baby right in my house.
“When this was happening I had dashed out of the house to buy food items.
“We have been seeing her recently and we felt she is a friend,” she said.
Mrs. Msendoo said that all efforts to contact Chichi through the telephone had proved abortive.
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