A three-month-old baby belonging to one Mr. Ikyavngi Imande has been stolen in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
The baby was stolen on April 19 at about 8.00pm on Inikpi Street, High Level, Makurdi.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Daniel Ezeala, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi yesterday that the police had begun investigation into the matter.
Ezeala said the 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.
The prime suspect, simply identified as Chichi, was in Makurdi to adopt a baby, but was turned down by the government officials.
The mother of the baby, Mrs. Msendoo Ikyavngi, said her baby was stolen in her house on Saturday.
“It was on Saturday evening around 8.00pm 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 to 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.
“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 was a friend,” she said.