Police Operatives serving in the Igbo-Eze North Division working with the Neighborhood Watch Group have smashed a child stealing syndicate and arrested one suspect.
The suspect identified as Ifeanyi Omeke, 21, was arrested at Igogoro Village in Enugu-Ezike community of Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area, Enugu on October 27, 2023, at about 1.30 p.m.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, said the suspect was nabbed after he sneaked into the complainant’s house and attempted to steal a one-year, three-month-old girl child.
‘’The suspect confessed to the crime, stating that he was contracted by his cohorts at large to steal children for ritual and other criminal purposes.” Ndukwe said.
He added that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Kanayo Uzuegbu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the State CID for further thorough investigation that will lead to the arrest of other members of the criminal syndicate and their prosecution.