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.