The Imo Police command has paraded eleven criminal suspects for various crimes, including two female suspects, Victoria Joseph, a twenty-eight years old woman, and Joy Ugorji, a thirty-three years old woman for child trafficking / stealing on Tuesday 9th June 2020, at the state police command.
Briefing newsmen, the state commissioner of police, Cp Isaac Akinmoyede, said that, after his inaugural press briefing on the 20th of May, 2020, where he informed Imolites of the command’s plans to rid Imo of crime and criminality, recalling that, during that briefing, he made it clear that the command shall take the fight against violent crimes to the den of kidnappers and armed robbers. Adding that, he also promised to make Imo too hot for criminals unless they leave Imo or change from their wicked ways. He noted with delight that, these promises they have kept and are still keeping
Speaking further, he said In view of the above, therefore, he wants to share with the public the tremendous breakthroughs of the Command in the last few days. he paraded eleven criminal suspects involved in crimes ranging from child stealing/trafficking to kidnapping and so many other crimes.
According to Cp Akinmoyede, on 30th May 2020, operatives of the Anti-Vice Unit of the Command while on stop and search duty, intercepted the above- named suspects with a boy of about two (2) years and on interrogation, they confessed that they stole the child at Kakuano Local Government Area of Rivers State and brought him for sale. The boy has been safely kept in the motherless babies’ home while effort is being made to locate the parents while investigation is ongoing.
The Command, therefore, enjoined members of the public whose child was stolen or who knows anyone that has lost his child recently to contact Imo State Police control room on 08034773600 or the Police Public Relations Officer on 07034714499.