Stolen child reunited with parents after 7 years

Nigerian police

Anambra Police Command says it has recovered and reunited a child identified as Mmerichukwu Okoli, who was stolen in 2012, with its parents.

Anambra police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, in a statement on Wednesday, said Mmerichukwu was stolen from biological mother, Jennifer Azubuike.

The statement said that two persons, Ifeyinwa Ezename, 50; and Caroline Mbonu, 75; were arrested early Wednesday in connection to the incident.

“Suspects had in 2012 conspired with one David Nwachukwu, now in prison custody and stole one Mmerichukwu Okoli, male, seven years old from the biological mother, Azubuike Jennifer.

“Consequently, the stolen child was recovered and reunited with his parents,” the statement said.

The police said an eight-year-old child identified as Ifeoma was also rescued from the suspects.

The spokesperson said the Command on May 28 arrested a ‘one-chance’ robbery suspect and recovered some ammunition from the suspect identified as Stanley Ekegbobe.

“Suspect was intercepted inside a Keke NAPEP during a Stop and Search at Ezeiweka road by NEPA junction, Onitsha.

“On sighting the Police, the suspect took to his heels but was overpowered and arrested,” he said.

Mohammed said all the suspects would be prosecuted in court after investigations.