By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Two suspected kidnappers cum child traffickers are now cooling their fetes in the custody of Police in Delta State over alleged kidnapping and trafficking in child.
They were alleged to belong to a cartel that specializes in kidnapping of young boys and girls and using them for slavery.
Our correspondent learnt that the suspects Mrs. Gloria Ugbebor, aged 39yrs and Mrs. Vera Olunwa, aged 62yrs were arrested specifically for taken custody of three underage kidnapped from Niger State.
The police Ag. public relations officer DSP Edafe Bright made the disclosure in a release made available to journalists on Tuesday.
The release reads, ” .On the 20/6/2021 at about 1320hrs, sequel to the unrelenting manhunt of child traffickers intelligence at the Command disposal revealed that a girl was seen roaming around a church premises in Asaba which attracted some good Samaritans who suspected that all is not well with her.
The Commander Eagle net Special Squad detailed operatives to the scene and the child was brought to the station.
Preliminary investigation later revealed that she was kidnapped along with three other kids by unknown men with a car while they were playing in their village surroundings in Niger State.
The victim Jamila Shagari ‘f’ age 16yrs, also narrated that she was twelve years old when she was kidnapped and brought to one Mrs. Gloria Ugbebor ‘f’ age 39yrs resident of No. 15 Kingdom Hall Umunede community and her name was change to Dorcas Peter by the said suspect and taken to Lagos where she was handed over to one Azubuike, she served him as a house help for two years, after much suffering in Mr. Azubuike’s house, she then returned to Mrs. Gloria Ugbebor in Umunede who later handed her over to one Mrs. Vera Olunwa ‘f’ age 62yrs resident of opposite Koka junction Asaba-Ibusa express way Asaba.
The two suspects Mrs. Gloria Ugbebor ‘f’ age 39yrs and Mrs. Vera Olunwa ‘f’ age 62yrs were arrested while two other children Nuhu Yohanna ‘m’ age 12yrs and Abednego Joshua ‘m’ age 11yrs who were in custody of Mrs. Gloria Ugbebor were also rescued.
Effort is on to locate the biological parents of the said victim. Investigation is ongoing with a view to arrest their other accomplices