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12 Children abducted from Nasarawa rescued in FCT

The FCT Police Command has foiled an attempt by suspected child traffickers to traffick 12 children abducted from Nasarawa state in Abuja.

Nigeriacrime.com learned that operatives of FCT Police Command attached to the Rapid Response Squad 74 (RRS 74), on Friday 09/02/2024 at about 12:55 am, intercepted Muhammad Isah of Kafanchan, Kaduna in a Toyota Hiace bus with Reg No APP 489 XE, conveying twelve; four (4) male and eight (8) female; underaged children to a destination later discovered to be in Ogun state.

Confirming the rescued Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh said, “Preliminary investigation revealed that the children whose ages are between 5 years to 16 years, all from Akwanga LGA, Nasarawa State were being trafficked to Ogun state by one Pastor Simon Kado and Jesse Simon Kado who are now presently in police custody.

“While the investigation is still ongoing and efforts in conduit with Nasarawa State Police Command on how to reunite victims with their respective families, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth Igweh has reiterated that the safety of residents remains his utmost priority.

“He equally urges residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352.”

In a related development, operatives Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC have paraded a herbalist, Oyeyemi Lukman, 54, over illegal possession of live AK-47 ammunition.
While parading the suspect, the State Commandant, Dr Adaralewa Michael, said the suspect was arrested in Ilobu, Osun state and could not give a satisfactory explanation of how he got the ammunition.

Also, he disclosed that one Tajudeen Idris, who specialises in duping unsuspecting members of the public through POS operators.

According to him, he also has in his possession, parcels of marijuana and other substance suspected to be illicit drugs.

He specializes in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public of their hard-earned money.

“The suspect randomly picks phone numbers and puts calls through to his victims telling them he’s an acquaintance and that he recently bought a new car and would like the victim to pray for him.

“After the victim has prayed for him, he tells his victim not to end the call. He states his desire to offer some money in appreciation for the prayers. He thereafter asks his victim to visit a POS operator so he could send the money”.

He added that the two suspects would be arraigned in court after due investigation.

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