Three-month Old Baby Stolen In Makurdi

Men of the Benue State Police Command yesterday confirmed that a three-month old baby belonging to one Mr Ikyavngi Imande had been stolen in Makurdi.

The baby was stolen on 19 April at about 8.00 pm on Inikpi street, High Level, Makurdi.

According to Daniel Ezeala, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), the command had opened full investigation into the matter. He however said that the police has arrested one suspect, while others were at large.

The prime suspect, according to the police was identified as Chichi, who was in Makurdi to adopt a baby, but was turned down by the government officials.

Mother of the missing baby, Msendoo Ikyavngi, said that the baby was stolen in her house. “It was on Saturday evening (19 April) around 8.00 p.m. that Chichi, the girlfriend of my neighbour, Mr Amos, came to my house, tricked my nanny and stole my baby.

“My baby was crying at the time and Chichi offered to placate her. She sent my nanny to get water for her to drink. But it was then that Chichi ran away with my baby right in my house,” she said.

“This happened when I had dashed out of the house to buy food items. We have been seeing her recently and we felt she was a friend,” she lamented.


  1. No case in such allow the baby to grow in a better home where better care can be given to her/him, the chichi have suffered much in search of baby. tell the police to release the suspect and make friewnd with them so that you can see what the child will be days ahead. you are even releived of all the challenges you may face. cheer up please