Police Arrest Child Trafficking Suspects, Fake SARS Operatives

 

The Lagos State Police command says it has arrested two suspected child traffickers.

In a statement by its spokesman, DSP Bala Elkana, the Police states that on the 31st of October, acting on information from a credible source, detectives from Ojo Division led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Abdullah Malah, apprehended one Chukwunonso Blessing ‘f’ 30yrs of No 23 Masebinu Street, Igbede, Ojo.

The Police spokesman says she was seen along Alaba International Market with two children namely Joshua James ‘m’ 6yrs and Samuel Gbawune ‘m’ 3yrs trying to board a vehicle to Onitsha, Anambra State.

He adds that upon questioning, she claimed that the boys were adopted by her husband one Chukwunoso Happiness ‘m’ 40yrs from a Motherless Baby home in Jos, Plateau State and brought to Lagos. That she was taking them to Onitsha to meet her husband.

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DSP Elkana further stated that on the 1st of November, the said husband was also arrested by the Police.

According to the police spokesperson, the suspect confessed to have bought the kids at the sum of N140,000 from one Mama Oyoo ‘f’ of Jos township.

Mr Elkana notes that the kids were recovered adding that efforts are being made to identify their parents and reunite them.

The Command called on Motor Park Operators, Unions and well meaning Nigerians to keep an eye on passengers with kids that appear in Suspicious manner.

Similarly, the command says it arrested some fake SARS Operatives within the metropolis.

Command spokesman, DSP Bala Elkana, says they were arrested on 29th of October 2019.

Mr Elkana  states that Operatives from Ifako Division led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Lasisi Iyunade accosted to men dressed in black T-Shirts with the inscription SARS boldly written along Julius Kadri Street ifako, Gbagada.

“They claimed to be SARS Operatives, on their way to effect an arrest at Bakare Daudu market. On further questioning, they claimed to be members of Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) from Victoria island Lagos,” Mr Elkana said.

He adds that their names are Ikechukwu Victor ‘m’ 45yrs and Emeka Ewuzien ‘m’ 45yrs of No 2 Igi Street, Bariga and No 30 Okuta road, Leadlac, Bariga respectively.

Two fake PCRC ID card bearing same name was also recovered from them and the suspects were charged to Court and remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Home.

Four Killed In Fulani, Gwari Reprisal Attack In Niger

Fulani, Reprisal attack, Niger StateFour persons were at the weekend killed in a reprisal attack between Fulani men and some farmers at Barakuta in Bosso local government of Niger State.

Many houses, four cars and 17 motorcycles were burnt in the attack.

The Niger State Police Command, Police Public Relations Officer PPRO, DSP Bala Elkana said that unidentified gunmen attacked the village, killed four people, injured one person and burnt down many houses and valuables like their food stores.

Elkana stated that the situation has been brought under control with the deployment of Police and military. He gave the assurance that the invaders numbering about 200 would not escaped arrest.

He added people of the community should remain calm because the security agencies were on top of the situation.

Investigation revealed that the crises began last Thursday when some men suspected to be Fulani gathered to celebrate Sallah and two of them chased a girl into a Gwari man’s house allegedly in an attempt to rape her.

The men were denied entry into the compound and a fight broke out, during which the son of the family head was injured and later died.

The reprisal attack, according to report, was the result of the Gwaris’ attempt to get revenge on the Fulani men.