Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Newborn Twins Stolen in Calabar intercepted in Ebonyi on their way to Lagos by Vigilante

According to a video that emerged recently, a set of newborn twins stolen from Calabar to be sold in Lagos have been intercepted by a group of vigilante in Ebonyi state. 

TDN gathered that the twins, newly born, who were hidden in a sack bag, were to be sold in Lagos State to a woman identified only as "Auntie".

According to an eyewitness, Dominic, one of the women traffickers had told the vigilante who caught them that her name is Glory and that they stole the children from their mother in a village in Calabar, Cross River State and that they were taking them to Lagos State, to be sold.

"The two women were caught in Abomege, Ebonyi State last weekend (November 20) by Vigilantes group with two babies (twins) stolen from Cross River State. They said they were taking them to Lagos to sell to one Auntie.

"They were caught close to the borders with Abi Local Government Area of Cross River State by a joint effort of Ebube Agu and Local Vigilante groups at Omege Station after scaling through four checkpoints.

"One of them (younger) who gave her name as Glory said the mother of the twins is in the village while pointing to the elderly woman as the lead culprit", Dominic said. See video here:

When Contacted on telephone, DSP Odah Loveth Obianuju, Police Public Relations Officer, Ebonyi State Command confirmed the report, stating that the traffickers have been arrested, and the arrest was made possible by the cordial relationship the command has with non state actors.

"It was the relationship between the Ebonyi State Police Command and the citizen of Ebonyi State that paid off for us. Yes, true, the non-state actors, that is, the Vigilantes intercepted the people and alerted the Police and they were arrested.

She informed that the alleged traffickers are in their custody and the babies are receiving treatment as one is currently very sick. They will be transferred to Ministry of Social Welfare for proper care and shelter while investigation continues.

"As I am talking to you now, the traffickers are in our custody. The children are in our Division because they were put in a sack bag and one of them is seriously sick. He is being treated and after that, we will transfer the children to the Ministry of Social Welfare for shelter while investigation continues with the traffickers", DSP Odah said.

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