Ebonyi State police command has rescued three kids kidnapped by a woman and her husband from their village in Ikwo and Izzi Local Government Area of the state.
The kidnappers were arrested at Nkaliki Road, Abakaliki metropolis when a tricycle operator they boarded suspected and raised the alarm that attracted residents of the area to gather and rescue the children.
The victims identified as Sopuruchukwu Ugbo, (8 years), Tochukwu Eze (5 years), and Wisdom Eze (4 years).
The police spokesperson, DSP Loveth Odah, said the children have reunited with their families.
While commending the efforts of the residents in rescuing the lives of the kids. She urged the residents to maintain a good relationship with police for more success stories within the state.
“It happened that a Keke rider who was conveying the suspect with the children to a park saw how unkept the children were, he started to question them, when he noticed that woman was lying.
“The woman said the children were her sister’s children and that the crisis between Ikwo and Abakaliki people caused her taking them away. But the Keke driver instead raised the alarm and attracted the attention of people who alerted the police.
“One of the two children that were stolen about two weeks ago identified the same woman as the person that abducted them, when the girl was describing the woman, she said she is fair and we insisted that she is not the only fair person in the society, the girl then said the woman had a wound in her hand, and that is fresh as of the time they were kidnapped. Lo and behold, we saw the wound at the same spot the girl described.”
“So far, these syndicates have kidnapped four children, while three have been recovered and one is yet to be recovered.
Police are still investigating the matter to uncover more of their activities,” she adds.