Bala Elkana, the Lagos police command commissioner recently made a statement about the arrest of two suspects who were caught Child Trafficking. In a statement which was delivered by the Command PPRO, Bala Elkana, he asked anyone with identification to come forward and identify the children.
He stated: “On 31st of October at about 9.30 PM, some detectives from Ojo Police Division which were led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Abdullah Malah, arrested one Chukwunonso Blessing 30 years of age. She was seen along Alaba International Market with two children named ‘Joshua James’6 who is 6years old and ‘Samuel Gbawune’ who is 3 years old. They were trying to board a vehicle to Onitsha, Anambra State. Upon some questioning by the police, the suspect claimed that the children were adopted by her husband one Chukwunoso Happiness, aged 40 from a Motherless Baby home in Jos, Plateau State and they were brought to Lagos.”
According to the suspect, she was taking the children to Onitsha to meet her husband who will be happy to see them. Upon the sudden arrest of the suspect, her said husband finally confessed he got the kids at the sum of N140,000 from one ‘Mama Oyoo’ of Jos township.
Police have asked anyone with identification to come forward and identify the children. However, both the suspect and her husband are still in police custody as they will soon be charged to court to face the full wrath of the law.