A young couple who specializes in stealing babies in Anambra State has been arrested by men of the Nigerian Police.
The couple Friday Chibueze and Amauche Chibueze, were paraded before newsmen on Friday, October 31 where the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hassan Karma revealed the modus operandi of the evil couple.
Disclosing the breakthrough of the arrest to newsmen, Mr. Hassan revealed that that other robbery, murder, forgery and kidnap suspects were also arrested alongside the couple.
“For some time now, we have recorded incidences of child stealing where children of women who delivered in the hospitals are stolen. The Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the command arrested one female who specialized in stealing new born babies in hospitals within the state and environs.”
“They disguise as a couple, move into hospitals and pretend to express happiness over the delivery of babies to unsuspecting mothers only to invite their gang members with guns, who forcefully snatch the babies,” the Anambra State Commissioner of Police told newsmen.
Mr. Hassan also disclosed that during interrogations, the suspects confessed to have stolen 10 children in different hospitals across the state. A nurse, Ogechi Okoye, female of the Reigns Hospital, Ebubechukwu Okpalu, female of Health Care Centre, Nnobi and Eberechuckwu Okala, female of Chidera Specialist Hospital, Uga, were all also named as conspirators.
The commissioner said that the suspects were helping the police for possible arrest of another suspect said to be in possession of missing children.