Nigerian police rescues 2 kids ages 6 and 3 who were abducted in Lagos and sold in Jos
Nov. 04, 2019
The kids were sold at N140,000 to their buyer
TWO children bought in Jos, the Plateau State capital, for N140,000 have been recovered by police in Lagos while being shipped to Onitsha, Anambra State.
It was gathered that the suspect was intercepted along Alaba International Market Road where she had put the kids on board an Onitsha-bound bus around 8:30pm on October 31.
Mrs. Chukwunonso, according to the police, claimed that her husband Happiness Chuwkwunonso, 40, adopted the children from an orphanage in Jos and she was taking them to Onitsha to meet him.
It was gathered that some detectives were assigned to follow her to Onitsha where her husband was also arrested on Friday morning.
Police spokesman Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP), said the woman’s husband admitted buying the children for N140,000 from one Mama Oyoo at Jos Township.
“The kids were recovered from the couple. Efforts are emplaced to identify their parents and reunite them. Motor park operators, unions and well-meaning Nigerians are enjoined to report passengers with kids that appear suspicious,” he said.
He said the suspects were accosted at Julius Kadri Street, Gbagada around 10am on October 29 by policemen attached to Ifako Division, adding that they were clad in black T-shirts with SARS boldly inscribed on them.
“They claimed to be SARS operatives on their way to effect an arrest at Bakare Daudu market. On further questioning, they claimed to be members of Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) from Victoria Island Lagos.
“Two fake PCRC ID cards bearing same name were recovered from them. The suspects were charged to court and remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre.