CP John B. Abang of Anambra Police
CP John B. Abang of Anambra Police

Gombe Children: Again Police Nab Child Stealing Syndicate in Anambra

It would be recalled that on the 22/10/2019 at about 10:45am, following intelligence report Police detectives attached to Anambra State Command arrested three female suspects at Nkpor market/Tarzan junction in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State.

2. Preliminary investigation revealed that the children were stolen from Gombe by one Blessing Musa ‘f” on the 20/10/2019 and brought to her accomplices in Anambra State.

3. Following the Public announcement by the Command on the 27/10/2019,parents of the two kids from Gombe State came to Awka and identified their children.They also revealed their names as Walid Yusuf aged 3 years and Mustapha Abdulaziz aged 2 years respectively.

4. Meanwhile,the children have since reunited with their parents and suspects were handed over to Gombe State Police Command for further investigation and prosecution.

5. Consequently, in furtherance to our avowed commitment towards steming the tide of crime in the State especially during these periods of ember months, the Command in collaboration with other Sister agencies in the State carried out series of raids at upper iweka, Owerri/Aba road and other blackspots all in Onitsha area and arrested 115 suspects out of which 90 were arrested for various offences such as pick pocketing, handsets snatching and being in possession of weeds suspected to be cannabis sativa while 25 others were arrested for illegal revenue collections.Suspects will be profiled and charge to court if found wanting while those found innocent would be released unconditionally.

6.Finally, the Commissioner of Police CP John B. Abang,fdc urges parents and guardians to monitor their children and caution them against following strangers.The CP further enjoins the Public to report any suspicious persons to the nearest Police Station or call Police emergency number 07039194332 for prompt action.

SP Haruna Mohammed PPRO Anambra State Police Command,
For-Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command