– A 30-year-old woman, Peace Chukwuemeka has been arrested by the police for stealing a one-month-old baby in Uyo
– The baby’s mother said the suspect gave her juice and plantain meal which was drugged to get her into a deep sleep before stealing her baby
Police have arrested a 30-year-old woman, Peace Chukwuemeka for allegedly stealing a one-month-old baby belonging to Fatima Ibrahim in Uyo.
The suspect used the period of her visit to a relation who lives in the same compound with Ibrahim to steal the baby.
Chukwuemeka, who confessed to the crime, blamed devil and emotional frustration as the reason for committing the crime.
gave her juice and plantain meal which was drugged to get her into a deep sleep before stealing her baby.
Punch reports that Chukwuemeka later told the police that she stole the baby as she had to live with the emotional trauma of being childless for ten years after her marriage.
The suspect also said that all her efforts to conceive have been fruitless.
''Please it is the devil that pushed me. I have been married for 10 years without a child and all my efforts to have one have not yielded any result yet,” she said.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Cordelia Nwawe said Chukwuemeka drugged Ibrahim and fled with her child to Mbano, Imo state where the police traced to and arrested her.
Police Arrest Woman for Stealing 1 Week Old Baby Nwawe warned women to be wary of the friends they keep and from accepting unnecessary gifts from strangers.
The PPRO promised that the suspects would be prosecuted once investigations were concluded.