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A woman specialised in child stealing has been arrested in Ondo State.

She told the police how she sold two children she stole for N30,000 each.

Adeola Omoniyi was arrested on July 1, 2022 in Ore, while attempting to make away with a five-year-old child.

Police Public Relations Officer, Funmilayo Odunlami, said on Thursday that the minor lives with her grandmother.

“A grandmother sent her grand daughter Precious Aje ‘female’ 5years, on errand and on her way she was accosted by one Adeola Omoniyi ‘female’ of Ilutitun, Okeasa Street, held her and was taking her away but for the neighbours who recognized the child and raised the alarm before she was rescued,” she said.

“The suspect confessed to have stolen two kids which she sold for Thirty Thousand Naira Only (₦30,000.00) each.”

The police spokesperson also hinted that the suspect’s father allegedly aided the sale of the children and had been arrested.

In a similar occurrence, the police Command also has in it’s custody, a woman who was caught while attempting to escape with a three-year-old she stole in Ikare Aloko.

According to Mrs Odunlami, one Mrs Bamitale on the 6th of July, 2022, at Ikare-Akoko, one Mrs. Bamitale left the child in her shop to buy some toiletries, but before she came back, one Aanu Afolabi Aged 23 went into the shop and carried the little girl.

The suspect was said to backed the child and as she was about crossing the road, she was hit by a motorcyclist.

“While the motorcyclist and people around where trying to help her, one of the sympathisers realize the the child she was carrying belongs to her neighbour and raised alarm,” Mrs Odunlami said.

She added that an android phone and a bucket was found in her possession.

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