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Stolen child reunites with mother in Ebonyi

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A FIVE-MONTH-OLD baby, sold out by her biological mother out of frustration and hardship has been recovered and reunited with the mother.

  This was disclosed by the Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Garba, in a statement signed by the police public relation officer, SP Chris Anyanwu, made available to journalists in Abakaliki.

  According to Anyanwu, “Ola Echegbu Chima, 20,a native of Amangwu Edda in Afikpo-South L.G.A was impregnated out of wedlock in the year 2021, by Jonah Ogbonna Ogbuagu of same address.  

  “On 12th April 2022, she put to bed, but a few days after, sold the child to Elechi Ann Mma, owner of a local maternity home and native of Ezi Okpani, Evuma Village in Afikpo North LGA of Ebonyi State, who was already arrested for another offense of child-trafficking.

  “So on behalf of Ebonyi State Police Command, I am handing over the baby recovered through the joint efforts of SP Philip Agu-led Crack Squad and SP Miliscent Amad-led D7 team of detectives attached to the SCIID in Abakaliki, back to his biological mother, Ola Echegbu Chima for care and upkeep pending further developments.” He said

   SP Anyanwu, on behalf of the commissioner, encouraged the good members of the public and philanthropist to feel free and show them kindness by giving care and hope to the mother and child.

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