Nigerian Police foil kidnap attempt, nab suspect, rescue victim in Nnewi
Charles Nwoke, Awka, Nigeria
March 2, 2021
Men of the Nigerian Police Force have frustrated an abduction attempt on a minor, apprehended the suspect, and rescued the victim in Okpunoeze Uruagu, Nnewi part of Anambra State.
This was contained in a statement issued on Monday by CSP Haruna Mohammed, the Anambra State Police Command Public Relations Officer when parading the suspect.
He said, Police Command in the State, received a distress call that a 25-year-old Ikechukwu Odoh under the pretense of being a commercial motorcycle operator (okada rider), went into a compound and attempted to snatch a four months old baby identified as Success Odeh, a female, on the 28 of February 2021.
The PPRO said, “On 28/2/2021 at about 9:30:pm, there was a distress call at Okpunoeze Uruagu, Nnewi that a man under the pretense of being an okada rider who was later identified as Ikechukwu Odoh, male, aged 25 years of Ehamufu in Isuzo LGA of Enugu State allegedly went into a compound at the same address and attempted to snatch a four-month-old baby named Success Odeh, female, from her mother.”
CSP Mohammed explained, “the mother resisted and screamed for help which attracted the attention of the neighbors who in conjunction with local vigilante assisted the police in arresting the suspect. The case is still under investigation to ascertain the motive behind such act after which the suspect will be brought to justice.”
The Police Spokesman, therefore, urges the general public to be wary of strangers or any suspicious movements around them and be conscious of their wards to prevent a similar occurrence.
“Consequently, I enjoin the public to be wary of strangers or suspicious movements in their neighborhood and always monitor their children to avert similar incident please,” he said.