Child Trafficking: Police Intercepts Another Syndicate. [Video]

The Plateau State Police Command has intercepted another syndicate specialised in trafficking children to the south east region of the country.

The Police rescued 16 children at a motor park in Jos, Plateau State.

The Public Relations Officer of the Command, ASP, Mathias Tyopev told Channels Television that the suspect, a female was apprehended at the Gada Biyu motor park while boarding a vehicle in company of the children to Anambra state.

The suspect, who hails from Mamaga Gumai in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi state, explained that she was taking the children to the destination to acquire some level of education.

Meanwhile, 15 suspects involved in the case of over 100 rescued children have been charged to court by the Police for offences ranging from criminal conspiracy and cruelty to minors at a magistrate court in Jos.

The suspects are to be remanded in prison custody pending further investigations and subsequent prosecution.

The children are in Police custody for safety before handing them over to their respective state governments.

Source: Channels TV

Police Nabs Child Trafficking Syndicate in Akwa Ibom, Rescue 2-Month-old Baby Sold For N450,000

The Akwa Ibom Police Command has arrested a child trafficking syndicate and a woman for allegedly buying a 2-month-old baby for N450,000.

The suspected traffickers were paraded to journalists on Saturday, October 22, at the state police headquarters in Uyo. Those paraded included a homeopathic doctor, Eneyo Nyang, who is accused of running the baby factory, two teenage girls and a twenty-four year- old mother Comfort Effiong, who had sold her two-month old baby to a 51-year-old woman, Rose Edwardfor N450,000.

Presenting the suspects, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Cordelia Nwawe, stated that the arrest of the suspects followed intelligence reports and commitment of a combined team of

the ant-kidnapping unit in collaboration with sister units of police.

She said that Edward from Rivers State confessed to have bought the baby because she needed a baby of her own.

Confessing to the crime, the baby’s mother said that she sold her baby because there was no one to take care of her.

“I sold the baby because of help; I don’t have anybody to help me. My father is late and my mother is sick and I don’t have anybody to help me,” Effiong said.

The Police spokesperson warned parents and guardians to take responsibility for the welfare of their teenage girls to avoid teenage pregnancies. She also urged members of the public wishing to adopt to follow legal and legitimate processes.

Source: Channels TV

Mother, Daughter In Police Net For Child Trafficking

The Intelligence Department of Abia state Police Command has arrested a mother and her 19-years-old daughter for suspected child trafficking offence.

Their arrest followed intelligence report received by operatives of the department that one Chinasa Chidi, 19 years old female gave birth to a baby sometime in January 2015.

The mother, Eziaku Chidi had with the collusion of one Martha Ajuzieogu, female, who claimed to be a mid-wife working with Lawato Hospital at Osisioma and one Amarachi (who is on the run), sold the child for N150,000.00.

According to the mother whose child was sold, she was given #10,000.00 to take care of her immediate needs while part of the money was used to pay for her apprenticeship.

Ajuzieogu, who operates an illegal maternity home in her residence conspired with one Ngozi, a welfare officer, one Amarachi (both at large), Chinasa and Eziaku to sell the baby shortly after delivery to a yet to be disclosed buyer.

Eziaku and Martha claimed the baby died at the welfare home and the corpse was thrown into a pit.

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