A one-year-old baby was snatched by an unknown teenage girl during the wedding on Sunday, Umuezeala Umuozu village in Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State.
The tragic incident occurred at home where the wedding ceremony was set to be held. None of the hosts and the guests could not have imagined that such a disaster could happen in one of the most happiest day of the couple’s life.
The baby boy’s mother, Mrs Peace Oriaku, asked her younger sister to look after the child while she was changing clothes to join the ceremony. Also the mother was not worried about the baby’s safety after she got dressed as the boy was not crying and was under the supervision of his aunt.
The relatives raised an alarm only after it was discovered that the sister gave the child, Prince Oriaku, to an unknown teenage girl. Since early morning the girl helped with the organisation of the ceremony and looked rather nice and reliable, that’s why the sister handed over her nephew and went for personal affairs.
After hours of diligent search neither the girl nor the baby was found. Later the family tried to recover the boy with the help of youths in the village but all their attempts ended with no success.