Police Detain 7-month-old Baby For Seven Days

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A 7-month-old baby boy, Uchenna Nwoye, his parents and two others were allegedly arrested and detained by the police in Onitsha over debt owed by the parents.

The family and the two others were arrested at Ifitedunu in Dunukofia local government area of Anambra State by policemen from Fegge Police Stattion, Onitsha, for failure to pay the N20,000 to a woman Uchenna’s father allegedly did business with.

23-year-old Mrs. Ukamaka Nwoye while narrating the incident to newsmen in Onitsha yesterday said they were arrested by the policemen without any reason. She added that they were fast asleep when policemen armed to the teeth, numbering over 20 forced open their door and arrested all the occupants, including her 7-months-old boy.

“On November 7, at about 2.30am, we were all asleep when suddenly, some policemen came into our compound and forced their way into our house and arrested us, including my 7-month-old baby.They took us to their bus and whisked us away to a place we later found out was Fegge Police Station, Onitsha.

“They denied us the opportunity to call any of our relations. It was one of the policemen who saw how my child was almost suffocating inside the cell that secretly helped me to call one of my brothers and I told him where we were being detained. We spent over seven days in detention,” she said.

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  • The police men dat arrested woman nd 7month baby. did not well at all, dat was very bad, cant them consider d bady everything is not all abt money. even though d woman wish i don’t know, nd not even care 2 know, told u 2 go nd arrest somebody wit 7month old baby, nd detained in cell, can’t u say no, what of if d baby died there in d cell. Isn’t dat baby better than common 20, 000. amush more d parent. Pls what is rong is rong.

  • This is story is out to paint nigeria police in bad light,1 is nt possible that policemen numbering 20 can go to effect arrest bcos #20,000,2 they came to arrest the husband but wife jump inside with the child insisting that they should arrest all of dem, @ the station the woman was order to go back home but she strongly refused.

  • Ifeanyi, ur english no go kill person abeg. And as for u, ogb, e be like say u be police or police pikin. Were u there or how come u have so much info abt d incidence. Naija police esp Onitsha police are capable of anything my dear friend.

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