A 50-year-old man has been arrested in Abia State for allegedly abducting a day old baby.
It was gathered that Samson J. Enweriji, who hails from Isialangwa South Local Government, was nabbed by soldiers attached to 144 Battalion, Ohafia area of the state.
Suspiciously, the soldiers flagged down Enwereji who was in a black Toyota Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) with two women.
It was gathered that during a search, the two women escaped from the vehicle, but the day-old baby was found in their abandoned handbag with N84,000.00.
Also found on the suspect was N13,000.00, and placenta of a baby in a polythene bag.
A source said personnel of the 144 Battalion also arrested Miss Franca Bassey, 22, a student nurse from Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State with a baby.