Police rescue 10 year old girl stolen from Akwa Ibom, sold at N800,000


Police Detectives attached to 33 Division of the Anambra State Police command last Friday rescued a girl child of about 10 years old reasonably suspected to have been stolen from Akwa Ibom State since 2018 and sold to a couple in Anambra State at the rate of Eight Hundred Thousand Naira (N800,000).

Confirming the rescue, the command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed said in a statement in Awka on Sunday that the girl was rescued following intelligence report.

Mohammed added that preliminary investigation revealed that the child’s original name was Favour Asuquo before her “new parents” now the suspects who were now in police custody gave her a new name as Faith Ezeukwu after they allegedly bought her from her captors presently at large.

He further said, “In view of the foregoing, you are kindly requested to disseminate this massage through your medium to enable biological parents or close relatives of the victim identify her.

“Anyone with useful information about the rescued child should report at the 33 Police Station Onitsha or contact PPRO Anambra State Police Command headquarters Awka through GSM no 08060970639, please.”

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