Barely two weeks after four children of the same parents were taken to an unknown destination by a tricycle driver, in Umuahia, while on their way to school, a female tenant who newly moved into an apartment has allegedly abducted four children belonging to three different parents.
The kids named Chioma, 6, Ogbonne, 6, Miracle, 5, and Joy, 3, were abducted by two unidentified tenants who moved into a compound at Uwalaka Street by Ossah Road in Umuahia, capital of Abia State.
AbnTV learnt that the alleged abductors in the latest case disguised as genuine tenants who rented and paid for a room in the building where the families lived.
After moving in, they immediately became friendly with the families, giving food and gifts to the children, and also playing around with them while perfecting their evil plans.
One of the grieving mothers, Mrs Ngozi Kingsley, stormed Flo 94.9 FM station in Umuahia to call for help, telling the public about her only daughter, Chioma, who was taken away.
Narrating her ordeal, while crying, she said: “I went to the market as usual and left my children with my sister, who visited with her two children. We had no water in the compound due to a lack of power supply, so my sister went to fetch water and took my son with her.
“When she returned, she discovered that my daughter Chioma, her two daughters, Ogbonne, and Joy, as well as my neighbour’s child, Miracle, were missing and the new tenants were nowhere to be found.”
Mrs Ifeanyi Uduma Ibe from Okon Ohafia in Ohafia LGA whose two children were kidnapped by the new tenants, said the alleged abductors were cooking and serving her children food and giving them other gifts from the day they packed into the compound.
According to her, the suspects became overly friendly with children in the compound, while parents were unaware of the plan to steal their children.
Mrs Ibe, who said her daughter, Joy, can be identified by a birthmark on her knee, said that the case has been reported to the Police