LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Police command have arrested two female suspects for alleged involvement in child stealing and trafficking crime within Enugu State.
This was disclosed in a statement by the state’s Police spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, in Enugu on Tuesday.
According to Mr. Ndukwe, operatives serving in SWAT of Enugu State Command, acting on credible information, busted a child stealing and trafficking syndicate and arrested two female suspects – Miracle Orji, 24, and Blessing Ani, 34.
He said that their arrest led to the rescue of two children: Ogechi Eneh (female), age four and Destiny Okechukwu (male), age one.
“Preliminary investigation reveals that on March 24, 2023, Miracle Orji stole and was escaping with Ogechi Edeh before she was intercepted and arrested with the assistance of citizens at Ameke-Oduma community in Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State.
“Her confessional statement led to the arrest of Blessing Ani around Shoprite mall within the Enugu metropolis, where she was waiting to receive and further traffic the child.
“On her part, Blessing Ani confessed to having been involved in the act since 2017.
“Ani further guided the operatives to Abuja, where the male victim, Destiny Okechukwu, who had been sold with fake documents and renamed Chibuike, was rescued,” he said.
The Police spokesman said that frantic investigative efforts were on course to arrest other syndicate members.
“The suspects will be arraigned in court once the investigation into the case is concluded,” he added.