A 10-year-old girl who was stolen from her parents in Akwa-Ibom state and allegedly sold for N800,000 to a couple in Anambra state has been rescued by the police.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra state, Haruna Mohammed disclosed that the child was allegedly stolen from Akwa Ibom State since 2018 and sold to a couple in Anambra State.
Haruna further disclosed that the couple who bought the child have been arrested adding that they changed the girl’s name from Favour Asuquo to Faith Ezeugwu.
“On February 21, a girl child of about 10 years old reasonably suspected to have been stolen from Akwa Ibom State since 2018 and sold to a couple in Anambra State at the rate of Eight Hundred Thousand Naira (#800,000) was rescued by Police detectives attached to 33 division, Onitsha following intelligence report.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the child’s original name was Favour Asuqwo before her “new parents” the suspects who are now in police custody gave her a new name as Faith Ezeukwu after they allegedly bought her from her captors presently at large”.
“In view of the foregoing, you are kindly requested to disseminate this massage through your medium to enable biological parents or close relatives of the victim identify her,” he said.
Mr Haruna said anyone with useful information about the rescued child should report at the 33 Police Station Onitsha or contact the spokesperson, Anambra State Police Command headquarters, Awka.