5 members of a kid stealing/trafficking syndicate have been apprehended in Anambra state.
Police additionally rescued eight stolen youngsters suspected to have been kidnapped from totally different states together with a fifteen-year-old pregnant lady.
In a press release launched right now September 15, Haruna Mohammed, the spokesperson of the state police command, mentioned on Sunday, September 13, police detectives connected to Onitsha Space Command obtained an intelligence report on the illicit actions of members of the syndicate. In collaboration with the Command’s State intelligence Bureau(SIB), the police detectives arrested 5 members of the syndicate. They’re recognized as
Police arrest suspected youngster traffickers in Anambra and rescue eight stolen youngsters (images)
(i). Mrs Pleasure Lazarus ‘f” aged 40years of NO. 138 Urata space Aba, Abia State,
(ii) Janet Gideon ‘f” aged 22years of No. 12 irete Avenue Owerri, Imo State,
(iii) Gideon Bobby Gods energy ‘m’ aged 26years of Port Harcourt in River State,
(iv) Knowledge Ndubuisi ‘m’ aged 26yrs of Chokosho Village PH, Rivers State and,
(v) Chukwudima C. Nwogu ‘m’ aged 29years of No. 138 Urata space Aba,Abia State.
Haruna mentioned the suspects specialise in child-snatching, youngster 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) have been stolen from Rivers Bayelsa,Imo, Abia and Anambra States each at gun factors and thru stealing after which they have been bought to the kingpin in Abia State.’ ‘ he mentioned
Haruna mentioned upon interrogation, the suspects voluntarily confessed that they often steal the kids and produce to their sponsor, Mrs. Pleasure Lazarus 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.
Haruna added that additional investigation revealed that along with Little one Stealing and trafficking, Mrs. Pleasure Lazarus additionally lures underage ladies into having being pregnant after which she is going to purchase the kids from them instantly after supply. He mentioned eight youngsters of varied age brackets have been rescued from the syndicates together with a yr and half previous child just lately snatched from the mum or dad at gunpoint in Orlu, Imo State in addition to a 15years previous pregnant lady.
The police spokesperson mentioned all the kids are in protecting care and could be handed over to the social welfare division for custodial care. He added that the suspects shall be arraigned in court docket quickly.