Lagos: Police arrest two suspected child traffickers, recover children

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The police in Lagos say they have arrested a couple suspected to be engaged in child trafficking and recovered two children from them.

A statement by the police command’s spokesman, DSP Bala Elkanah, on Sunday said that around 8.30pm on October 31, 2019, “acting on information from a credible source, detectives from Ojo Division led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Abdullah Malah, one Chukwunonso Blessing ‘f’ 30yrs of No 23 Masebinu Street, Igbede, Ojo was arrested.

“She was seen along Alaba International Market with two children namely Joshua James ‘m’ 6yrs and Samuel Gbawune ‘m’ 3yrs trying to board a vehicle to Onitsha, Anambra State. Upon questioning, she claimed that the boys were adopted by her husband one Chukwunoso Happiness ‘m’ 40yrs from a Motherless Baby home in Jos, Plateau State and brought to Lagos.

“That she was taking them to Onitsha to meet her husband. On November 1, 2019, around 7am, the said husband was also arrested by the police. He confessed to have brought the kids at the sum of N140,000 from one Mama Oyoo ‘f’ of Jos township.

“The kids were recovered. Efforts are emplaced to identify their parents and reunite them. The Command calls on Motor Park Operators, Unions and well meaning Nigerians to keep an eye on passengers with kids that appear in a suspicious manner.”