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  • Updated: April 18, 2023

Police Burst Child Trafficking Syndicate, Arrest Two Suspects

Police Burst Child Trafficking Syndicate, Arrest Two Suspect

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force in Enugu State have arrested two women in connection with child trafficking activities in the state.

Spokesman of the command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe in a release on Tuesday said the arrest of the women led to the rescue of two of their captives.

The statement reads: "Police Operatives serving in SWAT of Enugu State Command, acting on credible information, busted a child stealing and trafficking syndicate and arrested two (2) female suspects, one Miracle Orji 24 aged and Blessing Ani aged 34. Their arrest led to the rescue of two children: Ogechi Eneh (female) aged 4 and Destiny Okechukwu (male) aged 1.

"Preliminary investigation reveals that on 24/03/2023, 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.

"Her confessional statement led to the arrest of Blessing Ani around Shoprite Mall Enugu, where she was waiting to receive and further traffic the child.

"On her part, Blessing Ani confessed to having been involved in the act of child trafficking since 2017 and guided the Operatives to Abuja, where the male victim, Destiny Okechukwu, who had been sold with fake documents and renamed Chibuike, was rescued."

He further said that frantic investigative efforts are on course to arrest other members of the syndicate, while the suspects will be arraigned in court once an investigation into the case is concluded.

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