Edo State: Police Arrest Benin Orphanage Owner Over Lagos Stolen Girl.
Police arrest orphanage owner over missing girl stolen from Christ Embassy Ikeja, Lagos found in Benin city, Edo
THE Edo State Police Command has arrested the owner of God’s Home Orphanage, one Kehinde Imarigbe, over the discovery of a missing four-year-old girl in the centre.
Southern City News gathered that Imarigbe was detained on Monday after she reported at the state police command in Benin, following a formal invitation by the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Kokumo.
The little girl, Elo Ogidi, who was reportedly stolen during a church service at the Christ Embassy in Oregun, Lagos State, in July, was said to have been found in the orphanage last Friday.
It was learnt that police operatives had raided the facility located in the Siluko area of Benin, following a tip-off.
The four-year-old was rescued and reunited with her parents.
But the suspect, who was paraded on Tuesday, said she did not know that Elo was stolen.
She claimed that her orphanage was registered by the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development and had been operating for four years with 15 children.
She further claimed that the little girl was brought to her centre by a man, who claimed to be her father and identified himself only as Mr Chukwuma.
According to Imarigbe, the man claimed that he brought the girl to her due to a misunderstanding he had with his wife.