Two suspects arrested for child trafficking


A 30 year old woman, Chukwunonso Blessing of No. 23 Masebinu Street, Igbede, Ojo has been arrested by the operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for child trafficking.

A statement in Lagos by the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police command, Mr. Bala Elkana stated that at about 8.30pm on 31 October, 2019, detectives from Ojo Division led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Abdullah Malah, on information from a credible source, arrested the suspect.

The statement observed that the suspect was seen along Alaba International Market with two children namely Joshua James, 6 and Samuel Gbawune, 3 while trying to board a vehicle to Onitsha, Anambra State.

“Upon questioning, she claimed that the boys were adopted by her husband, one Chukwunoso Happiness ‘m’ 40yrs from a Motherless Baby home in Jos, Plateau State and brought to Lagos. That she was taking them to Onitsha to meet her husband. 01/11/2019 at about 0700hrs the said husband was also arrested by the Police. He confessed to have brought the kids at the sum of N140,000 from one Mama Oyoo ‘f’ of Jos township.

“The kids were recovered. Efforts are emplaced to identify their parents and reunite them. The command call on motor park operators, unions and well-meaning Nigerians to keep an eye on passengers with kids that appear in suspicious manner”, it said.

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