The suspects were paraded yesterday,Monday 24th of August, 2015 at the Force Headquarters in Abuja. The police Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, said the suspects’ alleged activities was uncovered by police investigation into the kidnapping of three siblings, Grace Idris (13), Philip Idris (3), and Paul Isaac (2), by their older relative, Nuhu and her alleged accomplice, Goodwill.
According to Ojukwu, an investigation into the reported kidnapping of the siblings by some detectives of the Force Analytical Tracking and Interception Centre tracked the suspects through their GSM numbers.
Ojukwu said the suspects were traced to Owerri, Imo State, where they were rounded up.
“They confessed that they kidnapped their three victims in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, and abandoned Grace Idris, the oldest victim along Abuja-Jos highway.
“The two minors Philip Idris and Paul Isaac were delivered to the third suspect, Mrs. Evelyn Ojiaku, at the cost of N600, 000,” Ojukwu said.
He revealed that Ojiaku operates a private hospital known as “Royal Maternity/Clinic and Childcare Service Centre around Umuiyi-Akaba-Ikeduru, off kilometer 6, Owerri-Okigwe Road in Imo State.”
Ojukwu said that Ojiaku confessed that she earlier bought a day-old biological male child of the first suspect, Nuhu, at the cost of N100, 000 in September 2014, before she later supplied Idris and Isaac for N600, 000.
He said Ojiaku admitted selling the first child sold to her by Nuhu to one Angele, a female resident of Lagos State at the cost of N300, 000 in September 2014, and she also confessed to buying five more children which she had sold to different families. Ojukwu said Ojiaku also confessed to have been assisted in selling the children by Onyemuobi.
He said all the children have been traced and recovered from their adopted parents, some of who adopted the children without having knowledge of the illegal activities of the fake childcare centre.
The Police PRO stated that that the suspects will soon face the lawt and hen advised whoever wants to adopt children to follow the proper procedure.