By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
A 10-year-old child who was allegedly sold two years ago to a couple in Anambra State at the rate of eight hundred thousand Naira has been recovered by detectives attached to 33 division, Onitsha.
It was gatheted that the child’s original name was Favour Asuqwo before her new parents the suspects changed it to Faith Ezeukwu.
The child’s captors were said to have been stolen fron from Akwa Ibom and sold in i Anambra State.
In a statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed partly read, “On the 21/2/2020, a 10-year-old chikd reasonably suspected to have been stolen from Akwa Ibom State since 2018 and sold to a couple in Anambra State at the rate of Eight Hundred Thousand Naira (N800,000) was rescued by Police detectives attached to 33 division, Onitsha following intelligence report.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the child’s original name was Favour Asuqwo before her “new parents” the suspects who are now in police custody gave her a new name as Faith Ezeukwu after they allegedgly bought her from her captors presently at large.
He called on people with useful information about the rescued child to report at the 33 Police Station Onitsha or contact PPRO Anambra State Police Command headquarters Awka through GSM no 08060970639.