Nigeria’s Rivers State Police Command has arrested a suspected fake Reverend Sister, identified as Maureen Wechinwu who is allegedly involved in child theft.
She was paraded among 20 other suspects arrested in the state within August and September for various crimes.
The police also rescued fifteen children from her residence in Aluu Community in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state.
some of the minors narrated to the police how they were “kidnapped” and given to the suspected fake Reverend Sister who allegedly sell them to her customers both within and outside the state.
He said “On 3rd September 2022, Operation Restore Peace Personnel of the Command, acting on credible information regarding hideout of child traffickers, stormed Omuigwe Abuja Phase II, Aluu, in Ikwerre Local Government Area where a lady, who claimed to be a Rev. Sister, Maureen Wechinwu age 44yrs was arrested.
“Fifteen children were rescued”.
Maureen has denied all allegations leveled against her, claiming that she used to be a Rev. Sister in England. Below is a video by the punch newspaper sighted by Africanews.
‘Reverend Sister’ Accused Of Kidnapping 15 Children, Denies Claim
A fake reverend sister, Maureen Wechinwuz, who was arrested on Tuesday by the police in Rivers State for kidnapping 15 children, has denied the claim. pic.twitter.com/UF74q4cDh4
— Punch Newspapers (@MobilePunch) September 7, 2022