The Suspect, Nkechi Odinye
The Anambra State Police Command has arrested a notorious child-trafficker, Nkechi Odinye, 55 for allegedly running a syndicate that traffics children in the state.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed, said Nkechi was arrested following the confessional statement made by three other child traffickers that were arrested in October 2019 at Nkpor market/Tarzan junction in Idemili North LGA in the state.
Haruna said the children found with the three female traffickers arrested in Nkpor were actually stolen from Gombe State by one Hauwa Musa and brought to her accomplices in Anambra State.
During interrogation, the suspects voluntarily confessed that they usually steal the children and bring to their sponsor, Mrs. Nkechi Odinye, who allegedly buys the children here in Anambra State at the rate of between two hundred and four hundred thousand (#200-400,000) naira depending on their age and gender.
Haruna said the rescued children are presently under protective care and Investigation is still ongoing.