Police confirms baby stolen in Makurdi
The Benue State Police Command yesterday confirmed that a three-month-old baby belonging to one Mr Ikyavngi Imande had been stolen in Makurdi.
The baby was stolen on April 19 at about 8.00 pm on Inikpi street, High Level, Makurdi.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ezeala, told newsmen in Makurdi that the command has commenced full investigation into the matter. Ezeala said police arrested one suspect, while the others were still at large. He assured the family and people of the state of adequate security.
The prime suspect, simply identified as Chichi, was in Makurdi to adopt a baby, but was turned down by the government officials, it was gathered.
Speaking to newsmen, mother of the baby, Mrs Msendoo Ikyavngi, said her baby was stolen from 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 took the baby for the purpose of making her stop. She then sent my nanny to get water for her to drink. That was when Chichi ran away with my baby,” she said.
Msendoo said all efforts to contact Chichi through the telephone proved abortive. (NAN)