Enugu police rescues kidnapped girl sold for N350,000 in Abia

Nigerian Police

The Enugu State Police Command said that it has burst a kidnapping and human trafficking syndicate that abducted and sold a four-year-old girl in Abia for N350,000.

Ebere Amaraizu, the command’s spokesman, said in a statement that the little girl’s kidnap was aided by a family member from Inyi community in Oji River Local Government Area.

According to Mr. Amaraizu, the little girl went missing from school without a trace at about 12:45 p.m. on December 15, 2016 and was only recovered by the police one month later.

“The report of the missing girl threw the entire family, especially the mother, into confusion and sorrow.

“In the course of investigation, one Miss Chinedu Chukwu, immediate younger sister to the mother of the victim, and her boyfriend, Osunkwo Chinonso, were nabbed for their involvement in the dastardly act.

“They conspired and came in from Anambra to the school where little Chinecherem was, tricked and whisked away to Umuahia in Abia.

“They sold the child at Ihe Olokoro community of Abia to one Florence Nwokocha at the price of N350,000.

“Police operatives on January 16, nabbed Nwokocha who provided information leading to the recovery of the girl from where she was kept at Faulks Road, Aba, awaiting a buyer,” he said.

Mr. Amaraizu said the police had also launched full scale investigation and manhunt for the person who harboured the little girl in Aba.

“All the suspects are assisting the police in their investigations just as little Chinecherem Irechukwu has been reunited with her family,” the police spokesman said.

The mother of the victim, Mrs Irechukwu, expressed gratitude to God and the police for their prompt action which led to the arrest of the suspects and the rescue of her daughter.

“God is at work,” the relieved mother said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.

She expressed regret that her immediate younger sister was involved in such a woeful act.

(NAN)


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  • Julius

    Well, there you go ! 2 people that came home for the holidays were kidnapped and I think they found one dead. A little child kidnapped by a relative and sold. Thank God they found her. Biafraudians in action.

    • Wale

      All na business;
      buy “n” sell.

      • Julius

        Plus hard work, smartness , determination and power..lmaoooo !!. O ma se ooo !!

        • Wale

          Haba Julius;
          All of that combined into one makes them end up on a chopping block in Malaysia, or china etc.

          • Julius

            Sheeeeeez !, Na lie. They own 83 %Malaysia and 50% of China. make u name any country, them go tell you what percentage of the country dem own. By the way, dem only own 20% of biafraud..the 80% left is in dispute ,… Yoruba fault but, the biafraud army will take care of them, just dey watch.

    • marc umeh

      Here you go again with your fake news.
      Anything that confirms your prejudice must be true. Ibophobics never tire !!!!

      • Julius

        “Enugu police rescues kidnapped girl sold for N350,000 in Abia”…PT news !. So that na lie ? Its true, an Information minister in one of your states said that majority of you biafraudians do not read or listen to news. She is absolutely 100% correct. Shame on you. At least read the news from your hell holes.

        • marc umeh

          Listen , you claimed that 2 holiday returnees were kidnapped , one killed. Where did you read that one. You igbo hater.!!!!

          • Julius

            I read it just like everybody that read the news on SR, PT, NIGERIAWORLD, PUNCH VAN and the rest. Google it. Me, Igbo hater ? You hate your own damn self more than I would ever do. Shame on you. Don’t be a coward, come back after you google the news..abeg. Listen my ass !!!