Tears , Joy in Imo as police command arrest lady for selling two children N200,000


www.odogwublog.com reports that the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi has paraded 22 years old Mary Paul arrested with two stolen children, Habib Awalu and Unmi Muritala, abducted in Akure, Ondo State who she wanted to sell for N200,000.


This is even as the children, Seven years old Habib Awalu and five years old Unmi Muritala kidnapped over three weeks ago in Akure, the Ondo State capital were handed over to their fathers amidst tears and joy.

The children, Habib a boy, and Unmi a girl were kidnapped by their one week neighbour, Mary Paul who hails from Iyalla in Cross River State.

The children were part of the eleven children rescued from a child trafficking syndicate about two weeks ago by the Imo Police command.

The suspect, Mary Paul told newsmen that she had just moved into a one room apartment in Akure, where the children live with their parents.

According to her, she immediately warmed up to her neighbours pretending to be very nice and endearing.

"I just moved into the house and pretended to be nice. One week after, when the parents were in their room, I lured them out of the compound and immediately left Akure for Owerri, to meet the buyer before the police caught me here", Mary said.

She disclosed that the buyer promised her N200,000 upon delivery of the children.

When asked why she stole the children, Mary said " the woman told me it is to help childless couples, she said they will raise them well and I believed her. But I don't know why I agreed to do it, the devil was using me and I am very sorry", she said in perfect English.

The Police Commissioner called on parents to be very vigilant and careful of other people, saying they should always keep an eye on the children under their care.

He warned people to adopt legitimate means to adopt children and shun buying of children noting that someday the act will be exposed and perpetrators will be punished because the long arms of the law will catch up with them.

Meanwhile, the overjoyed fathers of the children expressed gratitude to the Police command, showering prayers and gratitude.

In another development, Governor Rochas Okorocha has donated a hilux operational vehicle to the Ogboko area command.

The State Commissioner for Special Duties, Hon Benjamin Emeka handed over the vehicle yesterday at the police command.




PHOTO: (L-R) The suspect, Mary Paul; the fathers and their rescued children and the Imo State Police Commissioner, Dasuki Galadanchi at the handing over of the children to their parents in Owerri.
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