The Benue Police Command yesterday confirmed that a three-month old baby belonging to one Mr Ikyavngi Imande had been stolen in Makurdi.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the baby was stolen on April 19 at about 8.00 pm on Inikpi street, High Level, Makurdi.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Daniel Ezeala, told NAN in Makurdi that the command had opened full investigation into the matter.
Ezeala said that police had arrested one suspect, while the others were still at large.
He assured the family and the people of the state of adequate security.
NAN reports that the prime suspect, simply identifuied as Chichi, was in Makurdi to adopt a baby, but was turned down by the government officials.
Speaking to NAN, the mother of the baby, Mrs Msendoo Ikyavngi, said that her baby was stolen in her house on Saturday, April 19, around 8.00 p.m.
“It was on Saturday evening around 8.00 p.m. that Chichi, the girlfriend of my neighbour, Mr Amos, came to my house, tricked my nanny and stole my baby.
“My nanny was with the baby and she was crying.
“So, Chichi came and took the baby for the purpose of making her stop crying. She now sent my nanny to get water for her to drink.
“It was then that Chichi ran away with my baby right in my house. (NAN)
“When this was happening I had dashed out of the house to buy food items.
“We have been seeing her recently and we felt she is a friend,” she said.
Msendoo said that all efforts to contact Chichi through the telephone had proved abortive.