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60-year-old woman arrested for running inter-state child trafficking syndicate in Abuja



The FCT police command has intercepted a criminal syndicate that specializes in interstate child trafficking.

Disclosing this to newsmen, the spokesperson of the FCT police command, Josephine Adeh, said the suspects, 60-year-old Ifeoma Uzor, and 29-year-old Lukman Isiaka, were arrested following credible intelligence.

She said a preliminary investigation indicates that Isiaka goes about the streets of various states, tricking children with a popular flavored drink and asking them to come along with him until he successfully lures them out of sight and reach. Afterward, he will allegedly sell them to Ifeoma at the sum of N180, 000 per child. Ifeoma in turn will sell the child to interested buyers at N850, 000 each.

She said three children were recovered from the suspects and have been successfully reunited with their families. The police spokesperson said the suspects will be charged to court soon.