DSS: UDUTH staff, 4 others in Kebbi arrested in alleged child trafficking

DSS: UDUTH staff, 4 others in Kebbi arrested in alleged child trafficking

 

The Department of State Security (DSS) arrested five suspects, as well as a staff of Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital Sokoto (UDUTH); over alleged sale of three children kidnapped from Zuru in Kebbi.

 

 

Governor Atiku Bagudu handed over the three children to their parents on Sunday in Birnin Kebbi.

 

 

He named the suspects as Comfort Nwanko of UDUTH; Dorothy Okonkwo; Uchenna Benedict; Helen Samuel and also one Moses a resident of Zuru.

 

 

The governor said that the suspects sold three children; including a set of twins in Anambra in connivance with Nwankwo and Moses.

 

 

Bagudu commended the DSS operatives for tracking and rescuing the children; and assured that the suspects would be prosecuted.

 

 

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Meanwhile he urged parents to be cautious and monitor their children; to prevent them from falling victims of kidnappers.

 

 

Yusuf Umar and Rabi Kabiru, parents of the abducted children, commended the governor, vigilantes as well as security agents; for rescuing the children who went missing four months ago.

 

Meanwhile, the DSS says it has “received the court order” asking it to release the convener of #RevolutionNow, Mr. Omoyele Sowore.

 

However, it insists that “no person has turned up at the DSS to take delivery of him.”

 

This was contained in a press release signed by DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya.

 

Sowore was arrested in Lagos on August 3 and later flown to Abuja where he is being detained.

 

The statement reads in part: “The DSS wishes to confirm that it has received the court order for the release of Omoyele Sowore. It is important that the public notes that since the receipt of the Order, no person has turned up at the DSS to take delivery of him.

 

“This becomes imperative for reasons of accountability,” the statement read.

Olanike Akinrimisi

Reporter/Writer at 1STNEWS
Humanitarian reporter, writer and author

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