ANAMBRA, Nigeria – The Police in Anambra State have arrested three women suspected to be members of a child kidnapping syndicate in the state.
In arresting them, the police also rescued two male kids they allegedly abducted and were taking away for their business.
Confirming their arrest yesterday, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, said the suspects were intercepted at the Nkpor market/Tarzan junction with two male kids aged two and four respectively.
He further said, “They could neither give a satisfactory explanation about the children nor where they got them. Case is under investigation after which suspects would be charged to court for prosecution.”
The Commissioner of Police, John B. Abang, has urged parents whose children got missing and fall within the said age bracket, to report at the PPRO’s office at the state command headquarters, Awka, for proper identification and collection of their children.
Two weeks ago, Kano police command announced the recovery of nine children after bursting a syndicate which specialised in abducting children from Kano to be sold in Anambra.
The news caused an uproar with President Muhammadu Buhari giving an order for investigation. Kano State government on Friday announced the constitution of a panel of investigation over the scandal as more than 47 other children are suspected to be abducted in a similar fashion.