Three women have been arrested by the Anti-Kidnapping Squad of the Lagos State Police Command after selling a 2-yr-old girl in Delta.
Arrested, were three suspected members of the syndicate, all women, who stole a two-year-old child at 27,T est Oluwale Street, in Olodi Apapa area of the state, five months ago.
The victim, who was sold for N300,000 to a buyer in Delta State, was reportedly resold to another member of the syndicate in Anambra State, who resold her to a woman in Enugu State.
A police source said the child’s mother, who lived on Oluwale Street, Olodi Apapa, Lagos, had handed her over to some relatives while going out.
“The relatives were careless with the child and they did not know when she was stolen by members of the syndicate.”
Confirming the arrest, the Command’s image maker, Chike Oti, said: “When Ifeyinwa Ezene was apprehended, she confessed to the crime by corroborating the statements of the other two suspects. She added that the child had been resold to one Ifeoma Okoye, female, who lives in Enugu.
“The trio led detectives to 40, Amaechi Street off Agbani road, Enugu, on September 14, 2018, where the victim was rescued from the relatives of the said Ifeoma Okoye who were mourning her, having died a week earlier”
Oti stated that the child had been reunited with her parents, adding that the suspects would be charged to court.