The police in Abia State have foiled an attempt to steal a two-week-old baby in Amaede village, Isiala Ngwa South local government area of the state.
Sunday Vanguard gathered that two armed men had invaded the residence of one Uzoma Nweze and made to steal the baby boy. The gang shot and dealt machete blows on the baby’s mother, Glory, on her left hand, as she struggled with them.
The hoodlums later fled the scene without the baby as residents alerted the police who stormed the area. However, luck ran out on the gang as one of the attackers was identified as hailing from neighbouring Umuokoro village.
Police Public Relations Officer, Abia State Command, DSP Ezekiel Onyeke, said when the suspect’s house was searched; two locally made single barrel gun, a live and two expended cartridges, an iron rod and a photograph potrait were recovered while one locally made double barrel gun, one machete, two expended cartridges, a mask, two handsets, a pair of rubber slippers and two sets of head torch were found at the scene of the incident.
The police spokesman further stated that the victim had been admitted at an undisclosed hospital, stressing that efforts were ongoing to arrest the fleeing suspect.