The Abia State Police Command has has confirmed the arrest of Adaeze Lawrence for allegedly kidnapping a one-month-old infant.
All Legit News learnt that Lawrence is a resident of Amaogbonna Road, off Osisikakwu Street in Aba, Abia State.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Chioma Maureen Chinaka, who disclosed the news, confirmed that the suspect was arrested on August 14 by the Abia State SWAT team in Aba following the receipt of trustworthy information.
While being questioned, the suspect, Lawrence admitted to taking the child from Owujie Onyinyechi Gift’s house at 5 Cricke Road, which is close to the Nigeria Brewery in Aba.
The PPRO also revealed that after investigations, they discovered that that the Lawrence and the baby’s mother’s older sister were schoolmates. And added that the infant’s biological mother was able to successfully identify the child. She informed the Police Command that the child was abducted on August 6, 2023.
The Command also issued a warning to the general public, advising people to always keep a watch on their children and to be aware of strangers who express an interest in them, particularly in public places.
The PPRO stated that more investigations are still to be carried out.