Police in Anambra State have rescued eight kids suspected to have been stolen from totally different states of Nigeria.
Additionally rescued from the den of the suspected human traffickers is a 15-year-old woman who’s pregnant.
Spokesperson for Anambra State Police Command, SP Haruna Mohammed who disclosed this to journalists on Tuesday, stated the suspected human trafficking syndicate, consisting two ladies and three males had been additionally arrested.
Haruna stated, “On the 13/9/2020 following intelligence report, Police detectives connected to Onisha Space Command in collaboration with the Command State intelligence Bureu(SIB) arrested 5 members of a Youngster Stealing/Trafficking syndicate as follows,
“They’re; Mrs Pleasure Lazarus ‘f” aged 40years of NO. 138 Urata space Aba, Abia State, Janet Gideon ‘f” aged 22years of No. 12 Irete Avenue Owerri, Imo State, Gideon Bobby Godspower ‘m’ aged 26 years of Port Harcourt in River State, Knowledge Ndubuisi ‘m’ aged 26yrs of Chokosho Village PH, Rivers State and Chukwudima C. Nwogu ‘m’ aged 29 years of No. 138 urata space Aba, Abia State.”
He stated the suspects concentrate on child-snatching, child-stealing and trafficking from totally different elements of the nation particularly South East and South South Geo political zones.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the kids (5 boys and three ladies) had been stolen from Rivers Bayelsa, Imo, Abia and Anambra States each at gun factors and thru stealing after which they had been offered to the kingpin in Abia State.
“Consequently, upon interrogation the suspects voluntarily confessed that they normally steal the kids and produce to their sponsor one Mrs Pleasure Lazarus ‘f’ of Urata in Abia State who allegedly buys the kids on the price of between 200 and 4 hundred thousand (#200-400,000) naira relying on their age and gender.”
He added that additional investigation revealed that along with child-stealing and trafficking, the identical sponsor, Mrs Pleasure Lazarus additionally lured underage ladies into having being pregnant after which she’s going to purchase the kids from them instantly after supply.
“Up to now eight kids of assorted age brackets had been rescued from the syndicates together with a year-and-half outdated child lately snatched from the dad or mum at gun level in Orlu, Imo State in addition to a 15-year-old pregnant woman.
“Investigation remains to be ongoing after which all of the suspects can be dropped at e book,” he stated.