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Teen ‘child trafficker’ arrested with 10-year-old accomplice

They lure children with biscuits and move them to Imo to be sold for N100,000

A 19-year-old has been arrested in Anambra for child trafficking, along with his 10-year-old accomplice.

The principal suspect, Chinecherem Odurukwe, from Ogboro Isiala village of Ihiala is said to use his 10-year-old accomplice, Chinedu Adom, from Umuozu village of Nwangele council area of Imo to lure children, according to police investigation.

The pair operated in markets, schools and other isolated places where they lured children with biscuits before taking them to Imo to be sold for N100,000.

Police began investigating the pair after a mother, Charity Azubuike of Afam Ezialla village in Ihiala reported her two-year-old missing in the market.

They were arrested in the course of police investigation in Imo with help of Imo police command, said Anambra police spokesman CSP Haruna Mohammed.

Both have confessed to the crime, said Mohammed.

The missing child has been reunited with his mother.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, CP John Abang has urged parents and guardians to always monitor their children and caution them against collecting items or following strangers in order not to be victims of child-stealing syndicates.


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