Abuja - The Police on Monday presented six
suspected child kidnappers at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
Presenting the suspects, the Force Spokesman, CP Emmanuel
Ojukwu , said that the case was first reported to the police on June 25 on
behalf of Musa Isaac and Musa Idris of Kafanchan, Kaduna State.
The suspects (names withheld) comprised three females and three
He said that the complainants accused the first and second
suspects of kidnapping three children to an unknown destination under the
pretext of buying biscuits for them.
The children (names withheld) aged 13, 3 and 2 years,
respectively, were of the same parents.
Ojukwu said that following the complaints, the police
investigated and came out with outstanding revelations.
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He said that the investigation led to the arrest of two
suspects in Edo whose confessions revealed how they kidnapped the three victims
The spokesman said that the 13 year-old was abandoned along
the Abuja-Jos highway, while the other two were sold to a suspect who operated
a private hospital in Ikeduru, Imo, for N600, 000.
He explained that the suspect had earlier bought a day-old
male child from one of the suspects at N100, 000 in 2014 before she later
supplied her two cousins for N600, 000.
Ojukwu said that the operator of the hospital admitted
selling the child sold to her by the suspect to a Lagos resident at N300, 000
and buying five more children and selling them to some families.
He advised parents to ensure diligence in keeping watch over
their children and wards.
``Parents are therefore advised to devise means of profiling
relations and neighbours to avoid falling prey of their evil act,``he said.
He said that the police were working tirelessly to apprehend
the Lagos resident.
Ojukwu advised persons wishing to adopt children to follow
approved channels to avoid patronising illegal homes.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a medical
doctor that worked at the hospital was among the suspects arrested.
Ojukwu said that the suspects would soon be charged to
courts in Owerri and Kaduna State, respectively.