Drama As Kidnap Suspect Turns Violent, Attacks Cops, Reporters In Anambra


It was mild drama that ensued recently at the Anambra State Police Command headquarters, the state reports.

The drama ensued when a 40-year old woman arrested recently over alleged abduction of youngsters (two boys and a girl) and sacrifice at the Federal development 3-3 Nkwelle Ezunaka, near Onitsha suddenly went violent while being interrogated.

The suspect, Rejoice Raymond, who said she adopted the youngsters from one Sabina Izuora, a staff of the welfare Department of the State Ministry of girls and youngsters Affairs at the speed of N3,050,000 verbally attacked both cops and journalists within the course of being interviewed.

The Police had on February 19, 2021, arrested the suspect and her aged mother at No.13 Akunwanta Mbamalu Street for allegedly confining the youngsters inside different rooms, and subjecting them to physical and emotional torture without food and leaving them unconscious.

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The Police who also rescued and rushed the youngsters to the hospital for medical attention, had recovered some fetish substances, blood stained canes, concoctions and other incriminating items at the scene of the incident.

But while being interrogated by the journalists yesterday, the suspect suddenly went violent, and almost physically attacking one among the journalists except for the cuffs on her hands.

She said, “You’re very stupid for asking me questions on how I make my money! i feel I’m here with reference to the youngsters , not for my business to be investigated.

“You might need to understand that I supply clothes to Area Command, CPS at Okpoko, NEPA office, Magistrates and high courts since 90s. I travelle to Cotonou to bring goods for over 20years.

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“Later, I joined okada business before joining keke business which I’m currently into. Besides, I’m also a pastor. what’s N3m to me?” she replied a reporter who asked how she got the cash she adopted the youngsters with.

The suspect said she adopted the youngsters with the required documents from the State Ministry of girls and youngsters Affairs, adding that she had since been treating them as her biological children.

She further denied knowledge of the bruises on the body of the youngsters until each day before her arrest.

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She insisted the Police should investigate the Ministry of girls and youngsters Affairs and not her.

She added, “You journalists and therefore the Police should rather investigate the Ministry of girls and youngsters Affairs and determine what’s happening there and not me.

“Let us meet in court. I adopted the youngsters legally with the required documents. So i’m not scared of the allegation.

Reacting, Commissioner for ladies and youngsters Affairs, Lady Mrs Ndidi Mezue, said Sabina, now at large wasn’t a staff of the ministry, adding that each one documents presented by the suspects were forged.

She said, “I can assure you that ever since we assumed office till date, we’ve a fresh start on issues concerning child abduction.


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