Abducted day old baby rescued by Adamawa police

Nigeria Police Officers
FILE PHOTO: Nigeria Police Officers

The police paraded several suspects accused of various crimes.


By Austin Ajayi

The Adamawa State police command on Thursday paraded a 21-year-old man, Chinwendu Mbogu, accused of conspiring with another suspect, Friday Ugwochuku, to steal a day old baby from a cottage hospital in Mayo Belwa and took same to Aba in Abia State.

The state commissioner of police, John Abakasanga, said the suspect, who pretended to be a patient at the hospital, took a bed close to the mother of the baby and at night stole the baby and ran to Abia State.

According to the police, the suspect had escaped to Abia State along with Mr. Ugwochuku, who is currently at large.

The police said the suspect made a confessional statement.

Also paraded was a 72-year-old man, Baba Idirisa, who defiled a seven-year old girl. The suspect reportedly accosted the minor when she went to buy something at a provision store and raped her.

According to the police, Mr. Idirisa would be charged to court.
The command also declared a 23 year old, Ahijo Angarawe, male, wanted for causing grievous hurt, resisting arrest, constituting a public nuisance and attempting to commit homicide at Vinikilang. The suspect is also a hard drugs dealer.

Another suspect, Shehu Nalaide, who was paraded, was accused of criminal conspiracy
and robbery at Barkin Sajo ward. He reportedly confessed to the crime.

Two paraded suspects, Abdullaziz Ahmadu, 29, and Abubakar Salihu, 30, were accused of criminal conspiracy and stealing a Toyota starlet.

The suspects were said to have drugged their victims by using yoghurt before stealing the car and taking it to Cameroun where they disposed of it.

The commissioner thanked members of the public that furnished the command with relevant information that led to the arrest of the suspects and assured the informants that their identities would be kept secret.

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