A 4 year old boy identified as, Obinna Ozuoba, has been rescued by the Abia State police command after he kidnapped and sold by child traffickers.
The police revealed that they arrested two suspects, one Rowland Egbe, 30, and a 50-year-old woman, Mrs. Chioma Ohajinmmadu, suspected to be the boy’s would-be buyer after the boy was lured with biscuits and Gala.
According to Abia State Police Commissioner, Mr. Leye Oyebade,the suspect Rowland Egbe, was arrested while taking the abducted boy to the would-be buyer.
According to Egbe, he had earlier sold a female child to Ohajinmmadu through a middle-man, Uche, and he was paid N50,000 out of the agreed price of N150,000.
However, Chioma wanted a male child, hence the kidnap of Obinna, who has been reunited with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Uzoma Ozuoba.
The suspect also revealed that he knew the Obinna’s parents and the boy knew him. Oyebade also revealed that, Egbe had earlier sold another boy, Maxwell, two weeks before his arrest. Egbe reportedly worked in connivance with one Uche, who is said to be currently at large.
In an interview, the buyer who revealed she decided to buy the boy because she did not have a male child, said:
“I paid N150,000 for the boy that was first sold to me. But I gave him to another woman because I wanted a fair complexioned boy whose skin would blend with that of my family.” .
She claimed that she did not know where the woman who purchased the first boy, identified as Maxwell, from her lived, as the business was transacted on the street.