5 in police net for kidnap, sale of a 6-year-old

Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 26 October 2018 | 895 times

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•Anambra PPRO, Haruna Mohammed

Five persons have been arrested by the Anambra State Police Command for the alleged kidnap and sale of a six-year-old girl, Chigaemezu.

News Express gathered that the girl, who was abducted in Okpoko, Igabru Local Government Area of the state, was sold by a gang for N500,000 to one Mrs. Augusta Nwaokwe, 55.

Reacting to the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, said that the buyer, an indigene of Akaria Village in Okporo, Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State, following vital information extracted from one of the suspects, Mr Nnamdi Obu, who sold the child to her, had admitted to the crime.

According to him, the five suspects are currently explaining to men of the Anambra State Police Command, all they know about the kidnap and sale of a six-year-old girl in the state.

The little girl, named Chigaemezu, according to the police was sold by a gang at the cost of N500,000, to one Mrs Augusta Nwaokwe, a 55-year-old woman, after she was kidnapped from Okpoko in Ogbaru Local Government Area in the state.

According to Haruna, the five suspects which include Onyeka David, 35, Ifeoma Chukwudolue, 39 and Raymond Chinwata, 46 have already narrated to the police their individual roles in the kid of the child.

It was learnt that the father to the kidnapped victim whose name was given as Mr. Eze reported his child missing on October 11, 2018.

Information made available to the police led to the arrest of the suspects and rescue of the child.

The state Commissioner of Police, Garba Baba Umar, on his part, urged members of the public to be conscious of their immediate environment and report suspicious persons to the nearest police station for prompt response.

He gave assurance that the command would continue to serve and protect all citizens with integrity and in accordance with internationally accepted best practices

Source: News Express

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