Elekahia Police Division in Rivers State has arrested a 32-year- old woman, simply identified as Chinyere, for allegedly abducting her neighbour’s two-year-old baby.
It was gathered that the suspect lives with her neighbour from Akwa Ibom State at No. 79 Olu Obasanjo Road, Port Harcourt.
A source in the area said that the child went missing around 7pm on Monday, but a neighbour spotted Chinyere leaving the compound with the little girl.
The source added that she and her accomplices drugged the baby, put her in a zipped box and proceeded to a motor park before they ran out of luck.
The source said, “One woman from Imo State, who is living at No. 79 Olu Obasanjo Road, Port Harcourt, kidnapped her Akwa Ibom neighbour’s daughter on Monday around 7pm.
“The woman, who kidnapped the girl, should be 30 or 32-year-old and her victim is two years old. I know the woman’s name to be Chinenye. That night, she was seen by another neighbour carrying the girl out of the house, where they live.
“One hour later, the little girl’s parents started looking for her; that was when we realised what was happening and told the girl’s parents that it was Chinenye, who took her away.
“So, concerned neighbours traced Chinenye to Waterline, where they saw her with a carton as she was trying to board a vehicle. When she was confronted and the carton she was carrying was opened, the girl was found inside sleeping, maybe she was drugged or something.”
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident, adding that two men were also arrested in connection with the incident .