Operatives of the Imo State Police Command have arrested a 15-year-old Senior Secondary College pupil, Valuable Ehiedo, and two others, Juliet Ogben and Favour Okoh, for allegedly stealing and promoting two siblings between the ages of two and 7 for N800,000.
The state Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi, who handed over one of many recovered youngsters to their mother and father on the command’s headquarters in Owerri, stated that two-year-old Chiemerem and seven-year-old Mmesoma Nwoke have been stolen on November 13, 2018, by Valuable at Umuezeala Ama within the Ehime Mbano Native Authorities Space of Imo State on the instruction of her mother and father.
The CP stated had requested cash from her mother and father for the Senior Secondary College Certificates Examination registration, however the mother and father allegedly advised her to steal the youngsters with a purpose to increase the cash.
The police boss stated, “On November 13 at round 9am, one Valuable Ehiedo, 15, daughter of Mr and Mrs Romeo and Uchechi Ehiedo, resident at Ogbuaku in Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State however natives of Abraka in Delta State, requested from her mother and father cash for the SSCE registration.
“Her mother and father advised her to go and steal youngsters for them to promote with a purpose to increase cash for her examination. Being acquainted with the 2 youngsters at her maternal residence, Umuezeala Ama, in Ehime Mbano LGA of Imo State, she stole the youngsters.
“The lady and her father left for Mbano, however the father stopped on the Amaraku Market sq., ready for his daughter at hand over the youngsters, who he had instructed her to steal.
“The 15-year-old met the youngsters enjoying, stole them and joined her father on the Amaraku Market and each left with the youngsters to Ogbaku.
“The youngsters have been bought to 1 Mama Pleasure on the fee of N800,000. Mama Pleasure, with one Favour Okoh, resold one of many youngsters to 1 Juliet Ogbor for N750,000.”
The CP added that appearing on credible intelligence, the operatives of the Surveillance Squad of the command recovered one of many youngsters, Chiemerem, on December 15 at Agbor in Delta State.
He stated that the command had unfold its tentacles with a purpose to get better the opposite youngster.
Galadanchi, who described as barbaric the act of buying and selling in human beings, particularly youngsters, stated the command would prosecute the suspects according to the legal guidelines of the land.
He attributed the breakthrough to the neighborhood policing strategy by means of which the command and neighborhood leaders and stakeholders within the state share mutual data and intelligence.
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