The Enugu State Police Command has arrested two members of a child trafficking syndicate, while also rescuing two children.
The spokesman of the Enugu State Police Command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe said the two suspects were arrested in different locations.
The suspects were arrested in different locations in the state by operatives attached to Special Weapons and Tactics(SWAT).
arrested in different locations in the state by operatives attached to Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) on March 24, 2023.h
The operatives busted the child stealing and trafficking syndicate following credible information received from the public.
“Preliminary investigation reveals that on 24/03/2023, Miracle Orji stole and was escaping with Ogechi Edeh, before she was intercepted and arrested with the assistance of citizens at Ameke-Oduma Community in Aninri Local Government Area.
“Her confessional statement led to the arrest of Blessing Ani around Shoprite Mall, Enugu, where she was waiting to receive and further traffic the child”, he said.
During the Interrogation of Blessing Ani, she confessed to have been involved in the act of child trafficking since 2017, and guided the operatives to Abuja, where the male victim, Destiny Okechukwu, who had been sold with fake documents and renamed Chibuike, was rescued.
The Command’s spokesman said that efforts were ongoing to arrest other members of the syndicate.