Metro 3 Women Docked For Allegedly Stealing A Week-old Baby

Three women, Nkechi Obi, Patience Nwogbo and Ogechi Njoku, were on Wednesday charged before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing a week-old baby. Obi, 25, Nwogbo, 58 and Njoku, 45, who all reside in Owerri, Imo, are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, deprivation of liberty and child stealing.


The accused pleaded not guilty. The prosecutor, Insp. Simon Imhonwa, told the court that the offences were committed on Nov. 3. Imhonwa said that one of the accused, Obi, had traveled in a commercial bus from Imo State to Lagos State with a week-old baby that was not hers.

In her ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Mrs Bola Osunsanmi, admitted each of the accused to bail in the sum of N300,000, with two sureties each in like sum. Osunsanm also ordered that the sureties must work in reputable companies and show evidence of tax payments. The case was adjourned till Jan. 25 for hearing.
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