Child Trafficking: 2 Suspect has been Arrested Over Attempt to Sell Boy for Peanuts

Child Trafficking: 2 Suspect has been Arrested Over Attempt to Sell Boy for N100,000 - The Policemen in Umuahia in Abia State successfully rescued a four year old boy named Obinna Ozuoba from a child traffickers, the policemen also arrested the two suspect whose names are: Rowland Egbe a 30 year old man and the other Mrs Chioma Ohajinmmadu a 50 year old woman, Mrs. Chioma Ohajinmmadu, who was suspected to be the boy’s would-be buyer.

The four year old boy, who was lured with biscuits, has been reunited with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Uzoma Ozuoba. According to Abia State Police Commissioner, Mr. Leye Oyebade, who paraded the suspects at the Police Officers Mess, weekend, Rowland Egbe was arrested at Obehie in Ukwa West Council, while taking the abducted boy to the would-be buyer. Oyebade said on interrogation, the suspect admitted that he abducted the boy. He then led the police to 16, Uchelekwa Street by Ohanku Road, Aba, where Chioma was arrested.

The police commissioner, who has described child trafficking as a “crime against humanity,” vowed that his men would fight the cartel until they were conquered. He urged persons interested in adopting children to follow legal process. Confession According to Egbe, he had earlier sold a female child to Chioma through a middle-man, and he was paid N50,000 out of the agreed price of N150,000. 

Mrs Chioma however wanted a male child, hence his attempt to take Obinna to the middle-man and collect the balance of the agreed price. He said that he knew the boy’s parents and the boy knew him, which was why he easily followed Egbe. According to the female suspect, Chioma, she approached Egbe through the middle-man, now on the run. She said she has only female children and was desirous of having a male child.
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