A young girl identified as Onyinyechi Okpala who was kidnapped in Port-Harcourt on 30th November 2014 when she was 2, has been found after 4 years.
The little girl had gone for an end of year party which was hosted by “Taribo” her uncle in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state, with her mother. However her distraught mother who searched everywhere for her, went home without her.
However on 20th August 2018, the kidnapped girl regained her freedom after the Imo State Police Command busted a child trafficking syndicate. A total of eleven (11) stolen children regained their freedom, as the Imo Police officers arrested eight (8) suspects in connection with child stealing and trafficking.
Some parents of the missing kids have been identified, following the arrests made between 24/07/2018 and 17/08/2018 at Agbor Park in Benin City Edo State and Imo State respectively.
Recall also that few months ago, a seven-month-old baby, Chinwendu Ekiri, abducted from her parents’ home in Rivers State by a neighhour, has been found after 114 days. Chinwendu’s parents, Emeka and Rejoice Ekiri, alleged that their daughter was abducted by Innocent Ndubuisi, their neighbour. According to them, after abducting the girl, Ndubuisi vanished into thin air, plunging mother and father into unimaginable agony.
Ndubuisi, a father of three, was alleged to have stolen Chinwendu on December 28, 2017, just weeks after moving into the compound. Emeka said that he and his wife were short of words on how to express their feelings on the rescue of Chinwendu.
Emeka said that only God knew what Chinwendu had gone through in the hands of those, who abducted and repeatedly sold her four months ago. Emeka said:
“My daughter was sold and resold for different prices ranging from, N450, 000, N600, 000 and N850, 000.
The case of my missing daughter was reported to the Department of State Service (DSS) after several efforts of the Nigeria Police to find her, failed.”