The Police in Abia State have arrested three suspected child traffickers over the theft of a four-year-old boy, Master Okechukwu Okoroafor, in Ututu community in Arochukwu council area of the state.
The suspects; Onyekachi Ugwunwoke and Chinasa Onyekachukwu, allegedly stole the four-year-old boy as he went on an errand for his grandmother, Enyidiya Okoroafor and took him to Umuahia where they went in search of a buyer.
Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Abia State Command, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, who confirmed the incident, disclosed that Ugwunwoke and Chinasa were arrested by the Police alongside one Chidinma Asomugha, as they were negotiating the sale of the boy at the sum of N500,000, at railway line, Umuahia.
According to the PPRO, “On 30th September 2021, at about 11.30 am, the personnel of crack squad in the state arrested the suspects; Onyekachi Ugwunwoke, Chinasa Onyekachukwu and Chidinma Asomugha along Railway Line, Umuahia while negotiating the sale of Master Okechukwu Okoroafor, aged four years.(Vanguard)