A missing child, Diamond Miracle, has been reportedly sold for the sum of N500,000 by a neighbour to her family.
According to reports obtained by NIGERIACRIME, the neighbour abducted the two-year-old from her home in Ekete, Udu Local Government Area of Delta State and initially sold for fifty thousand naira.
It was gathered that the incident occurred on Thursday 9, February 2023 in the state.
The suspect allegedly stole the baby and sold her to another female suspect from Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.
The suspected neighbour was said to have received the sum of fifty thousand naira in her account as payment for the two-year-old victim.
Also, the buyer was said to have paid another fifty thousand naira to the lady who handed the victim over. All the suspects have reportedly confessed to the crime.
The buyer reportedly traveled to Delta from Port Harcourt for the transaction.
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Disclosing this, a Delta-based human rights activist, Israel Joe told newsmen that “The 25 years old girl who carried Miracle to a nanny has confessed that she was sold for 500k to a woman who came from Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
“We gathered that 50k was paid to the neighbour who stole the child and another 50k was paid to the lady who handed the child to the Port Harcourt woman.
“These monies were seen in their accounts as they confessed to the crime.”
Joe said if the child is not found, the widowed mother might lose her own life stressing that, “everything now depends on her children after she lost her husband and father of her children.”
Investigation into the matter have been kickstarted by the Divisional Police Officer, DPO of Ovwian/Aladja Division, CSP Shaba, Joe said.
According to Joe, the DPO has been doing a lot in assisting us with investigations.
“Speaking with the DPO this evening has raised our hopes that Miracle would be rescued alive from the hands of ritualists going around stealing and buying children this electioneering period.”
Joe advised parents to keep watch over their children during this election period.
“Pls watch your children, especially before the conduct of the 2023 general elections and may God help us. Amen.”
The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the report in a text message he sent to our Correspondent in Warri.
He said, “confirmed but no details yet.”