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A 29-year-old woman, Chinwendu Umegbaka, has been arrested for allegedly stealing her neighbour’s three-year-old daughter with the intent of selling her.

The suspect, who is a native of Isinkwo Abaomege in Onicha LGA of Ebonyi State, was arrested on Saturday at Nwawulu street, Okpoko, Onitsha, Anambra State.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, who disclosed the incident in a statement, said the child had been recovered and handed over to her parent.

”The Anambra State Command Operatives on Saturday at 4:30 pm arrested one Miss Chinwendu Umegbaka, a native of Isinkwo Abaomege in Onicha LGA of Ebonyi State on alleged case of Child-stealing at Nwawulu street, Okpoko, near Onitsha, Anambra State.

“Preliminary information reveals that the suspect is a neighbour to the parent of the child. Chinwendu, when arrested, initially denied knowing the whereabouts of the girl. Further interrogation by the Police made her confess to stealing the child with the intention of selling her,” the PPRO stated.

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