Police indict Anambra woman for botched kidnap, rescue four

The police in Anambra State have indicted a woman they said run a brothel known as Cool Joint Bar at Nnewi area of the state.

The woman, Gladys Ikegwuonu has fled in her bid to evade arrest. Four pregnant girls were rescued from Ikegwuonu’s brothel, which is also a baby factory.

They are Chisom Okoye, 20; Chinecherem Clement, 18; Blessing Ogbonna, 21; Blessing Njoku, 21”. The rescued girls are said to be natives of Ebonyi State as the fugitive.

Haruna Mohammed, the spokesperson for the Anambra Police Command, said a probe showed that Ikegwuonu was behind a botched kidnap.

“It would be recalled that there was a report at the Area Command Headquarters, Nnewi, that a four-year-old child of St Joseph’s School, Otolo Nnewi, was returning home from school in the company of his siblings when two men on a motorcycle grabbed the child and zoomed off with him”, said Mohammed.

“Preliminary investigations by the police revealed that the suspects who were beaten to stupor by an angry mob (one of whom was confirmed dead), were sent by one Gladys Nworie Ikegwuonu, presently at large, who also operates a baby factory and a brothel by keeping young girls and getting them impregnated after which she sells the children to her waiting customers.”

The police said they are on the trail of the principal suspect Ikegwuonu.

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