POLICE ARREST CHILD TRAFFIC RING, RESCUE VICTIMS

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The Delta State Police Command has smashed an alleged child trafficking ring suspected to have been responsible for the kidnapping of a seven-year-old boy who was reported missing since September 6, 2016.

The kidnapped boy, Moses Ijoba, was said to reside in Okpanam, a community close to the State’s capital, Asaba, where various cases of child theft had been reported severally.

According to Moses’ younger sister, he was lured by an unknown lady who pleaded with him to help her run some errands.

The Delta State Police Command confirmed that it had arrested one Abigail Nwakama, also known by the syndicate as ‘Madam Cash’ and a popular radio preacher and founder of Gospel Fire Army Ministry, Nkwele-Ogidi, Anambra State, Chinedu Strongson, were arrested alongside 8 others, in connection with child trafficking in the area.

Parading suspects at the command’s headquarters in Asaba, the Commissioner of police said most of the suspects have admitted to the crime which in turn led to the recovery of about 12 children. Two of the rescued children, he said have been handed over to their parents while the remaining were kept at an orphanage in Asaba pending identification by their families

The parents of the children have been asked to contact the police for immediate identification of their children.

Among other reported cases were the arrest of one Chukwuma Ijoema who allegedly raped and killed one Blessing Ogammer, who prior to her death, was also reported missing.

Suspected cultists, robbers, murderers and kidnappers were caught and paraded alongside recovered items – riffles, locally made guns, ammunition, cartridges and phones.

The police have intensified efforts to achieve peace and order at all times in the state and re-unite seven-year old Moses, who was still declared missing, with his family.

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