*parades fake female constable
By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo
Akwa Ibom State Police Command has rescued a 4-year old girl, Aisha Rayanu, who was abducted from the Methodist Township Primary School at Chubb Road, Ikot Ekpene local government area of the state.
Aisha was abducted by one Favour Nwachukwu, 20, who reportedly abducted her from school and took her to Akpabuyo, in Cross River State to her boyfriend, an ex-militant, as a replacement for her own daughter who was also allegedly stolen.
Parading the suspects before journalists at the command headquarters, Ikot Akpanabia on Tuesday, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko MacDon, described the incident as unfortunate adding that suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed.
According to MacDon, little Aisha was kidnaped on January 18, 2022 and taken to a camp at Essighi, Akpabuyo local government area of Cross River State adding that until she was rescued on 17th of March, 2022 her name was changed to Mirabel by her abductors.
SP MacDon who said that the suspect had confessed to the crime, lauded operatives of the Anti Child Theft of the command for their intervention, which led to the rescue of the little girl
“On 18th January, 2022 at about 5pm one Shuiabu Rayanu of N0 1 Sani Ogun Road, Ikot Ekpene reported that on the same date, she took her children to Methodist Township Primary School, No 34 Chubb road, Ikot Ekpene and that at the close of school she went to pick them but could not find her 4 year old daughter, Aisha Rayanu.
“On enquiry, she found that an unknown person had gone to school and took her away to an unknown destination. On receipt of the case, detectives of Anti Child Theft, SCIID, Uyo tactically and painstakingly traced and arrested one Favour Nwachukwu Prince of Ikot Effiom Estate, Akpabuyo local government area of Cross River state.
“She confessed to the alleged crime that she went to the said school and abducted the girl and took her to her boy friend, an ex-militant in a camp located at Essighi, Akpabuyo local government area in Cross River state in replacement for her own child that was stolen.
“Little Aisha whose name was changed to Mirabel, had been with the said ex-militant till her rescue on 17th March, 2022 by detectives from the Anti Child Theft section. Though she has since been reunited with the family, they are here with us at the headquarters,” Macdon said.
In another development, a fake Police Constable, one Miss Caroline Udeme who was arrested with Police uniform and Identity card was also paraded.
SP MacDon said that Caroline Who disguised herself as police officer had allegedly defrauded one Loveth Ifechineke and Joy Joseph of the sum of N500,000 at Itam market, in Itu local government area of the state.
“On 15/3/2022, at about 1816hrs one Miss Caroline Udeme of Idoro road, Uyo 24-years old, was arrested in Police Constable Uniform along with a Police Identity Card, suspect has defrauded one Loveth Ifechineke and Joy Joseph all of Itam market of cash and items worth over N500,000. All the suspects will have their day in court as soon as investigation is completed ” he said.
The PPRO said that she would be arranged in court after proper investigations were completed.