Father Sells One-Year Old Child For N150,000
The Akwa Ibom police command paraded one Joseph Akpanowo who allegedly sold his one year and four months old baby to one Nyakno Uwa ‘F’ who resides at Port Harcourt for N150,000.
The Commissioner of Police, Musa Kimo, who paraded the suspect alongside other suspects at the command’s headquarters Ikot-Akpanabia, Uyo said on the process of investigation, a sum of N125,500 was recovered as part of the proceed.
Kimo also paraded three child stealing syndicate, Nsikak Sunday, Uduak Effiong both male and Itohowo Godwin Akpan, ‘f’ who stole a girl of one year, three months and sold her in Anambra State.
The Police Commissioner explained that the syndicate also snatched another three year-old-girl at Mbieriebe village at Ibesikpo LGA of Akwa Ibom and kept her in a motherless baby home in Anambra State to be sold.
He added that the suspects were traced, arrested and the girl was recovered and was handed over to her family.
The police boss further paraded one Nsikak Sunday, Mary Okon and Gertrude Thompson Akpan for alleged child theft.
According to the commissioner, “The suspects tricked one Emem Wanakwo ‘f’ and collected her two children on the pretext of taking the children to governor Udom’s wife to give them aid. The children were recovered and reunited with their parent.”
Kimo, however, disclosed that the command under his watch has within the last two months arrested about 213 suspects, 111 among them have been charged to court, some still undergoing investigation while those not culpable were released.