Three child trafficking adult suspects (1 male and 2 female) have been arrested by the police at Abia Line Transport park in Umuahia while attempting to sell a 4-year old Master Okechukwu Okoroafor, a native of Ikwuakpu Ututu in Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia State.
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The three suspects whose names according to a report by ABNtv were given as Onyekachi Ugwunwoke, Male 43YRS, Chinasa Onyekachukwu, Female 40YRS and Chidinma Asomugha, Female 48YRS kidnapped their victim Master Okechukwu Okoroafor on Monday 27 September, 2021 at about 19:05hrs (7:05pm) lived with her grandmother, Mrs. Enyidiya Okoroafor while his parents lived in Abuja.
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Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Janet Agbede while briefing newsmen on Friday at the command’s headquarters in Umuahia, said trouble started when the victim’s grandmother sent him to buy pepper from a shop about 200ft away from their residence on the said date.
While on that errand however, Onyekachi Ugwunwoke and Chinasa Onyekachukwu who are also neighbours to the family whisked little master Okechukwu Okoroafor away without the consent of his grandmother.
According to the police boss, Onyekachukwu Ugwunwoke and Chinasa Onyekachukwu moved the child from Arochukwu to Railway line near Tipper/Abia line Transport park Umuahia.
It was at this point they were nabbed while negotiating with Chidinma Asomugha to sell little Master Okechukwu Okoroafor for the sum of Five hundred thousand naira (₦500,000).
CP Agbede said their arrest on 30 September, 2021 by the police Crack Squad at about 1130hrs, followed a credible information. She therefore adviced parents and guardians to closely monitor their children and wards. She also called on the general public to give information of suspicious movement of persons in their areas.