Police search for parents of rescued 10-year-old girl sold for N.8m in Anambra

Police in Anambra State said it has rescued a 10-year-old girl suspected to have been stolen from Akwa Ibom State since 2018 and sold to a couple in Anambra State.

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The 10-year-old girl

SP Haruna Mohammed, the state police command spokesperson, disclosed this to newsmen in a statement in Awka on Sunday.

Mohammed said: “On the 21/2/2020, a girl child of about 10 years old reasonably suspected to have been stolen from Akwa Ibom State since 2018 and sold to a couple in Anambra State at the rate of eight hundred thousand naira (N800,000) was rescued by Police detectives attached to 33 division, Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State, following intelligence report.”

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Mohammed said preliminary investigation revealed that the child’s original name was Favour Asuqwo before her “new parents” (the suspects) who are now in police custody gave her a new name as Faith Ezeukwu after they allegedly bought her from her captors who are presently at large.

He appealed to media organisations to disseminate the message to the public to enable biological parents or close relatives of the victim to identify her.

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