Abia Police Arrest Four in Connection to Second Child Abduction within a Month

The Abia State Police Command has apprehended four suspects linked to the mysterious disappearance of four children in Umuahia, marking a devastating second child abduction for a family in just one month. The newly moved-in tenant, with no identifiable information, vanished after treating the children, sparking an urgent investigation. Authorities express determination to apprehend the suspect and accomplices, urging community cooperation to ensure the safety of children in the area.

Abia Police Arrest Four in Connection to Second Child Abduction within a Month
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In a heartbreaking turn of events, the Abia State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of four suspects linked to the mysterious disappearance of four children in Umuahia. The incident marks the second child abduction for a family within a month.

The latest abduction unfolded over the weekend, with two of the stolen children being siblings, one their cousin, and the other from a different parent. The suspect, a newly moved-in tenant with no identifiable information, reportedly treated the children before absconding from their Ubakala Street residence by Ossah Road Umuahia.

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According to reports, the tenant, who spent only two days in the apartment, vanished after giving the impression of being a good neighbour. Mrs. Ifeanyi Uduma Ibe, the mother of two of the missing children, reported the incident to the Central Police Station Umuahia after returning from a brief errand to find the children gone.

The landlord, Mr. Uche Akachukwu, denied any knowledge of the tenant's arrival, claiming he only gave the agent the key to show her the room for paperwork with a lawyer. Efforts to trace the tenant through her bank account proved futile as she reportedly used a Point of Sale (POS) transaction for the house rent.

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The Abia State Police, led by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Maureen Chinaka, confirmed the investigation and expressed determination to apprehend the runaway tenant and any accomplices involved in this disturbing incident. The authorities urge anyone with information to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation.

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The recent wave of child abductions in the area has left the community on edge, prompting calls for increased vigilance and cooperation among residents. Authorities emphasize the importance of community involvement in ensuring the safety of children and preventing such incidents in the future.