3 Anyanwu told newsmen that the boy was rescued from a 20-year-old child-trafficking suspect.
4 He said that the female suspect (name withheld) lived at Evuma Road in Afikpo-North Local Government Area of the state.
5 He commended the team of detectives from the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, led by SP Miliscent Amadi, for the feat.
7 “She left her son with her neighbours and that was how he got missing.
8 “His mother and the child are here and she has proved beyond reasonable doubt that she is his biological mother.
9 “We are here today to handover the baby to his mother,” Anyanwu said.
10 The police spokesman said that the suspect claimed that she was the biological mother of the boy but later sold him.
11 “The command is still investigating the matter and we shall leave no stone unturned to get to the root of how the boy got missing,” he said.
12 The child’s mother thanked God and the police for making it possible for the boy to be rescued.
13 Narrating the incident, she said that she used to keep the boy with the suspect, because they were neighbours.
14 “I usually kept him with them whenever I was going to work.
15 “I work in a restaurant.
16 I thank God that I have seen him alive,” Nweke further said.
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