Child Kidnapped In Benue And Sold For N500K In Abia, Rescued (Photos)

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Following a full scale investigation order by the Benue State Commissioner of Police on the report of a missing child Bemdoo Ajekwe Aged 2yrs 6 months on 10/10/18 at North Bank area of Makurdi, one Joy Onyeabor 32yrs and Lucy Doosur 29yrs were arrested during investigation.

The suspects both confessed that the said child was on that fateful day in company of his older brother who is about 7yrs old when they lured the older child with the sum of #50 to help them buy bread across the road leaving the younger child in their care before they whisked him to faraway Aba in Abia State.

They stated that they sold the child to one Unwa Chibueze and Elizabeth whose surname is unknown at the cost of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (#500,000).

Further investigation led to the arrest of other members of the syndicate namely; Sunday Udoh 26yrs and Friday Orinya 33yrs all of North Bank, Makurdi who actively participated in the crime.

Police detectives extended investigation to Aba in Abia state and recovered/rescued the child Bemdoo Ajekwe on the 23/10/2018.

The child has since been reunited to the family while investigation continues with a view to arrest other fleeing members of the syndicate.