NSCDC Operatives Nab 2 Suspects with Corpse of 36 Months Old Child in AbaLatest News, News From The State Friday, July 18th, 2014
From Ignatius Okpara, Umuahia
Less than one week the Abia State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) burst a baby factory in Aba and rescued about 19 pregnant teenagers, its operatives on Thursday nabbed two suspects in connection with the operations of the illegal baby home.
The suspects, named Jonathan Nwogu and Chibuike Anibuife were caught with the corpse of a three-year-old baby girl.
The state Commandant of the Corps, Mr. Andy Dateer, who paraded the suspects before newsmen in Umuahia, the state capital, disclosed that they were apprehended by his men on patrol at Ariaria Junction, Osisioma near the commercial city of Aba.
Dateer, who have recorded some breakthrough in the war against crime in recent times in the state, stated that the suspects were initially intercepted by some residents who wanted to lynch them after the discovery of the corpse of the little girl with them.
He explained that the suspects would have been lynched to death by the mob, if not for the quick intervention of his men, who whisked them away.
According to him, people’s attention were drawn to the suspects as a result of serious arguments that ensued between them and another man.
But the man, he stated, narrowly escaped when he sensed that residents of the area had become suspicious of them.
The Commandant disclosed: “The mob was infuriated by the strange content of the sack and demanded explanations from the suspects, but their failure to provide satisfactory answer made the mob to descend on them after which they opened up.
Commandant Dateer informed that the suspects would soon be handed over to the Police for proper investigation, explaining that his men only rescued the suspects from the angry mob so that the “truth of their mission could be unearth.”
In an interview with African Examiner, one of the suspects, Anibuife, denied involvement in the death of the baby, saying he never knew the other suspect, but had only intervened when the mob wanted to lynch him.
His co-suspect, Nwogu, on his part, explained that a man had approached and begged him to help bury his deceased child in a site where he was working, adding that he was paid N2,000 and later drove him to the hospital where they took the corpse for burial.
He however, denied being a ritualist or kidnapper, but maintained he only accepted to bury the corpse because he was paid.
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