Thursday, September 29, 2022

Police reunite kidnapped 3-year-old boy with mother

The child was handed over to the mother by the command spokesman, SP Chris Anyanwu, in Abakaliki.

• September 15, 2022
Ebonyi Police Spokesperson, Chris Anyanwu
Ebonyi Police Spokesperson, Chris Anyanwu

A 3-year-old boy, who was rescued from a suspected rafficker, was on Thursday returned to his mother by the Ebonyi police command.

The child was handed over to the mother by the command spokesman, SP Chris Anyanwu, in Abakaliki.

Mr Anyanwu commended SP Miliscent Amadi-led team of detectives attached to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for making the rescue mission a success story.

“The Mother is from Rivers State, Umuagwa in Port Harcourt. She left her son with her neighbours and that was how her boy got missing.

“The boy has been recovered from the suspects. The mother and the child are here and the mother has proved, without reasonable doubt, that she is the biological mother of the boy.

“We are here today to handover the baby to his mother,” Mr Anyanwu said.

The spokesman explained that the suspect, a  20-year-old woman (names withheld) of  Evuma Road in Afikpo-North Local Government Area of Ebonyi, claimed she was  the biological mother of the boy but later sold him.

“The command is still on investigation of the matter; we are not leaving any stone unturned to get to the root of what led to the stealing of the boy,” Mr Anyanwu said.

Theresa Nweke, the child’s mother, thanked the police and God for seeing her baby alive.

“The reason is that I used to keep the boy with them (the suspect) because they are my neighbours. I keep him with them whenever I am going to work.

“I work in a restaurant. I thank God I have seen him alive,” she added. 


We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

UN tribunal


UN tribunal begins trial of Rwandan genocide suspect despite boycott

The judges said that the hearing must go on in spite of the suspect’s decision to boycott it from his jail cell.

Heading 1

2023 Election: APC’s Tinubu missing as presidential candidates sign peace accord in Abuja

The initiative was inspired by the wanton sectarian killings that trailed the 2011 presidential election where incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari lost to then-President Goodluck Jonathan.


Kano cleric under trial for blasphemy accuses his lawyer of collecting N2 million bribe

Speaking to reporters after the court session, Mr Shehu-Usman denied the allegation of receiving a bribe.

Ahmad Lawan and Bashir Machina

Heading 3

Lawan throws in towel after failed attempts to snatch senatorial ticket from Machina

Mr Lawan, a sixth-term federal lawmaker, had resorted to returning to the Senate after failing to secure his party’s presidential ticket at the June 8 primary election.

Yemi Alade/BIC


Yemi Alade partners BIC to promote new learning initiatives

The partnership is geared toward improving the learning conditions for 250 million students by 2025.

Court symbol used to tell the story


My wife’s infidelity affecting our children; divorce-seeking husband tells court

Mr Haliru, a public servant, told the court on Thursday that his wife has been having extramarital affairs for about one year now.