Two-Year-Old Child Recovered In Aba After Being Sold For N500,000
Nigeria News – Two-Year-Old Child Recovered In Aba After Being Sold For N500,000
The rescue of a two-year-old child kidnapped from Benue State last month has been announced by the State Police Commanded.
In connection with the crime, the Police also arrested four persons.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Benue State, Moses Yamu, ASP, said the suspects confessed to the crime.
He gave the names of the suspects as, Friday Orinya, 33 years; Lucy Doosur, 29 years; Joy Onyeabor, 32 years and Sunday Udoh, 26 years.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, “Following a full-scale investigation order by the Benue State Commissioner of Police, CP. Ene Okon on the report of a missing child, Bemdoo Ajekwe Aged 2 years 6 months on 10/10/18 at North Bank area of Makurdi, one Joy Onyeabor 32, years and Lucy Doosur 29 years were arrested during the investigation.
“They both confessed that the said child was on that fateful day in company of his Older brother who is about 7 years old when they lured the older child with the sum of N50 to help them buy bread across the road leaving the younger child in their care before they whisked him to faraway Aba in Abia State.
“They admitted selling the child to one Unwa Chibueze and Elizabeth whose surname is unknown at the cost of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000).
“Further investigation led to the arrest of other members of the syndicate namely; Sunday Udoh 26 years and Friday Orinya 33 years all of North Bank, Makurdi who actively participated in the crime.
“Police detectives extended the investigation to Aba in Abia state and recovered/rescued the child Bemdoo Ajekwe on the 23/10/2018. The child has since been reunited to the family while the investigation continues with a view to arresting other fleeing members of the syndicate.”