“He said the children were abducted and taken to Ifeoma at the same address where she had an illegal orphanage home called ‘Famous Kids home’ but Ifeoma later left for an unknown destination and transferred the children to another person.”

Abiodun stated that the abducted children were transferred to another orphanage home in Lugbe area of Abuja, where the police eventually rescued them.

“The Police operatives intensified efforts on the investigation and later identified one Chinwe Egwu 49yrs of Lugbe area Abuja as the illegal custodian of the children. The team proceeded to Lugbe, where the said Chinwe was arrested on March 13, 2023, and she was found to be in charge of one Adorable Orphanage Home where seven children were rescued, including the two reportedly abducted children, Abdullahi Umar aged five and Rahamat Umar aged three.

The police spokesman added that the five other children rescued alongside the two siblings had been handed over to the welfare department of the FCT.

“Five children among the seven rescued were immediately handed over to the Social Welfare Department of FCT. Fortunately, three other children who were abducted from different locations in Suleja and Tafa were equally rescued from the said Chinwe on 14/03/2023 due to her confessions.

He further stated that efforts are being made to arrest the other suspects at large.

“Effort is ongoing to arrest the said Ifeoma and Patience, as the case is under investigation, and suspects arrested so far will be prosecuted accordingly as soon as the investigation is concluded.”