Police arrest catholic reverend sister over alleged abduction of 3 children

The Abia State Police Command has arrested, a Catholic reverend sister, Pauline Alozie alongside four other suspects identified as Chizoba DJ, Glory Umuna, Georgina Nonye Okoye and Philip Ibe over alleged abduction of three children.

Penpushing reports that the Public Relations Officer of the Command Maureen Chinaka, made this known in a statement, adding that the kidnapped children are all from the same parents, who have equally been rescued.

The police spokesperson an Assistant Superintendent of Police, recalled that the command received a report on May 10, 2024 that the three children were abducted by an unknown cyclist from Amaoba Okoro village in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State.

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Penpushing further reports that Chinaka explained that the said the children – aged between four and eight – were taken away by the cyclist who was hired by their grandmother to convey them home after the children visited her.

The statement added that one of the children was rescued at Ekwulobia, a community in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra on May 21, 2024 while the second was rescued two days later at Nkpor in Idemili North Local Government Area of the state.

Penpushing also reports that Chinaka stated that the third child, was rescued at Warri in Delta State, South-south Nigeria on June 13, 2024, recalling that investigation and efforts to rescue the children lasted from May 19 to June 13 2024, during which five suspects – four females and one male – were arrested.

‘We are happy to announce that all the three children have been rescued and reunited with their family. The suspects were arrested variously at Amawbia and Nkpor in Anambra State, as well as Warri in Delta State. They are in custody and will be charged to court very soon,” she stated.

Penpushing reports that the command in the statement expressed appreciation in regards the assistance of some government officials and local security units in the rescue operation, and advised residents of the state to be security conscious and ensure the safety of their children.

The statement emphasized that the command cautioned parents and guardians not leave their children with unfamiliar persons, and report suspicious persons with children to the police or other security agencies.

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