Enugu – The police in Enugu have arrested two female suspects for their alleged involvement in Child stealing and trafficking in Ameke-Oduma, Aninri local government area of Enugu State.
The suspects, Miracle Orji aged 24 and Blessing Ani aged 34 were arrested by police Operatives serving in SWAT of Enugu State Command, according to DSP Daniel Ndukwe, the PPRO
According to Ndukwe, “their arrest led to the rescue of two children: Ogechi Eneh (female) aged 4 and Destiny Okechukwu (male) aged 1.
“Preliminary investigation reveals that on 24/03/2023, Miracle Orji stole and was escaping with Ogechi Eneh, 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.
“On her part, Blessing Ani 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 police spokesperson added that “frantic investigative efforts are on course to arrest other members of the syndicate, while the suspects will be arraigned in court once investigation into the case is concluded.”