Crime

Police Rescue Two Stolen Bayelsa Children In Abia, Enugu

Operatives of the Bayelsa State Police Command have busted a child trafficking syndicate and rescued two allegedly stolen Bayelsa children in Abia and Enugu states.

The feat was pulled off by police operatives attached to the Gender Unit, State Criminal Investigation Department, Bayelsa State Police Command.

The rescued children, Success, a four-year-old girl, and Prince, a two-year-old boy, were allegedly stolen by Sunday Aniele, 22, and Chioma Obi, 24, on June 19, 2023, at Igbogene, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

DAILY POST learnt that Chioma Obi, who claimed to be the sister of Sunday Aniele, took the children away under the guise of purchasing drugs for them, unknown to their parents.

The children were then taken out of the state to an unknown destination.

After a diligent investigation by police operatives crisscrossing Delta, Anambra, Enugu, and Abia states, Sunday Aniele and Chioma Obi were arrested at Ughelli, Delta State, on July 7.

Subsequently, Kingsley Chimobi, 28, and Harriet Chukwu, 36, were arrested in Onitsha, Anambra State, on July 10.

Further investigation took the police team to Enugu, where Success was recovered on July 21, and Abangwa, Abia State, where Prince was recovered on July 22.

The suspects have admitted to collecting N1,600,000 for the two children.

The Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa State, Tolani Alausa, has charged the investigating unit to conclude its investigation and charge the suspects in court.

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