Police Nab Sister, 1 Other Suspect Over Alleged Theft, Sale Of 4-yr-old Boy In Adamawa

The Adamawa State Police Command has apprehended two female suspects for their alleged involvement in conspiracy, stealing and selling of four-year-old boy, Friday Okonkwo.

The state’s spokesman of the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Suleiman Yahaya Ngurore who disclosed this on Thursday in Yola, named the apprehended suspects as 24-year-old Blessing Okonkwo and Efunaya Nabufe, 35, both residents of Mubi North local government area of the state.

SP Ngurore added that the suspects confessed to the crime while being interrogated by the police

Earlier, Ngurore, disclosed that the mother of the victim, Hauwa Lawan who lives at Rimirgo in Askira Uba local government area of Borno State reported the theft of her son to the police on the 2nd July, 2024.

He narrated that Blessing, who is an elder sister to Friday met their mother at Rimirgo sometimes last year and pleaded with her to release her younger brother to her for enrollment in school in Mubi, claiming there is no standard school in Rimirgo.

Hauwa released the boy to her being her first daughter, unknown to her that her daughter had concluded negotiations with Efunaya on how sell the boy to her.

In the course of negotiations, Blessing reportedly deceived Efunaya that Friday is her child, and that she was impregnated while in Secondary School and gave birth to him.

She left with the boy to Mubi and sold him at the sum of N410,000 to Efunaya who later took the boy to Enugu State as both of them confessed to the police.

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