January 10, 2023

On Saturday 7th January 2023, at about 1645hrs based on tight info wey dey available to Rivers State Police Command, C4I Intelligence Unit Operatives raid two houses for Igwuruta and Omagwa communities where dem keep victims of child trafficking. For the operation, the suspects wey dem arrest be police operatives: Favour Bright ‘F’, 30 years old, from Umudioga Community in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, and Peace Alikoi ‘F’, 40 years old, from Igwuruta Community for Ikwere Local Government Area, who is the leader of the trafficking syndicate, Noble Uzuchi ‘m’ 17 years old and Chigozie Ogbonna ‘m’ 29 years old.

The victims wey dem rescued for the operation na Ten (10) most of them dey pregnant and them include:  Gift Saviour β€˜F’ 19yrs from Umudioga Community in Ikwere Local Government Area, Favour Charles β€˜F’ 23yrs from Abale Community in Obingwa LGA of Abia State, Joy Monday β€˜F’ 21yrs from Bumy Community Gokana Local Government Ares Rivers State, Chiagoro Nice β€˜F’ 19yrs from Ndas Community Etche Local Government Area, Blessing Francis β€˜F’ 28yrs from Ngwa Community Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area Akwa Ibom State, Joy Emmanuel β€˜F’ 29yrs from Ikot Obiom Community in Nsit Ibiom Local Government Area Akwa Ibom State, Precious Kalu β€˜F’ 25yrs from Umudioga Emohua Local Government Area Rivers State.

Others na: Cynthia Ekeh β€˜F’ 27yrs from Okpuala Community Ngor Okpuala Local Government Area Imo State, and Queen Amos β€˜F’ 28yrs from Owase Community in Kwande Local Government Area Benue State. Chika Nwosa β€˜F’ 15yrs from Umudioga Emohua Local Government Area,  Chigozie Ogbonna β€˜M’ 29yrs From Abale Community Obingwa Local Government Area Abia State, and Noble Uzochi β€˜M’ 17yrs from Omuobasa Community in Osisioma Local Government Area Abia State.

Investigation into the case so far reveal say na when the victim born the pikin, the syndicate leader go keep the pikin while she go pay the women a sum of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500, 000:00). All the victims confess say dem lured for the business sake of say dem get to meet some financial challenges.