Edith Ewulu, one of the two prime suspects involved in the alleged kidnapping of a five-year-old child during a church thanksgiving service in Emene, near the state capital, Enugu, has been apprehended by the Police and the little child rescued.
The suspect, at the time she was arrested, had changed the baby’s real name from Felicia to Gift and had taken her to a new generation Pentecostal church at Emene for thanksgiving and dedication🙄. Edith Ewulu, who is from Enugu Agidi in Anambra, confessed that she bought the child from one Chioma who claimed to be running a social home in Aba, Abia State, for N470, 000.
Enugu State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, Confirming the arrest of the suspect, yesterday, said operatives of Emene Police Division caught the suspects on February 10, after she allegedly stole the baby from the mother on February 6th. The suspect further revealed she bought the baby on February 7th from the seller at an established and known hospital in Umuahia, Abia State. She went on to reveal that the unidentified seller convinced her that the business was genuine, but never knew the child was stolen from the mother at Emene, Enugu.
“She had taken the said child to her church for thanksgiving before Police operatives swooped on her and arrested her with the said baby,” he said. Amaraizu said the mother of the child identified as one Mrs. Philomena Godwin, had maintained that her baby was stolen on February 6 at Emene in Enugu State. “On that day, she said she was having a headache and had decided to go inside her room to have a short sleep, while her baby was outside playing,” he added.