The innocent child was found at Agbor in Ika South LGA of Delta State.
According to the State police spokesman, Charles Muka, 5 suspects have been arrested in connection with the child’s theft.
The child was reportedly snatched from his mom, Linda Madaka on the 1st of July during a burial service at around 11pm at Umunede in Ika North East LGA.
Mr Muka said the suspects were trailed to no 69 Olo st, Umunede where a 24-yr old man identified as Colins Osekihe was arrested. He later implicated one Chuks Elue, a father of 14,”
“The two suspects led the detectives to Agbor where the child was recovered in good health from one Patience Chukwuemeka, a mother of seven children, on Tuesday. Also arrested in connection with the case include Chuks Okwudili, male, 18, and Uche Anyasi, male, 16.”
According to Mr Muka, the suspects confessed that they had bargained to sell the child to Patience Chukwuemeka for N250, 000.
He added that the suspects, including 52-year-old Chuks Elue and his wife, and one Patience Chukwuemeka, 40, confessed their involvement in the crime.
He said that efforts were on to arrest other fleeing suspects, adding that the suspects would soon face the full wrath of the law.
Muka, however warned parents and guardians to diligently secure their children from syndicates stealing children these days.