The Kano State Police Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Team of Operation Puff Adder rescued another 11-year-old boy kidnapped in Kano; Muhammed Ya’u and sold in Onitsha, Anambra.
This was contained in a statement that the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna issued to newsmen in Kano on Tuesday.
According to the police spokesman, one Paul Onwe and his wife Mercy Paul; abducted Ya’u in 2014 at PRP Quarters in Kano metropolis; and sold the victim to one Ebere Ogbodo at the sum of N200,000.
“In continuation of the Command’s effort to rescue the children kidnapped from Kano to other parts of the country; between 05/11/2014 to 08/11/2019; the command’s Anti Kidnapping Team of Operation Puff Adder carried out another rescue operation.
“During the operation, the police successfully rescued one Muhammed Ya’u ‘m’ 11 years old kidnapped in the year 2014 at PRP Quarters in Kano; at Onitsha in Anambra State.
“Paul Onwe and Mercy Paul kidnapped the victim and sold to Ebere Ogbodo at the sum of Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200,000); and renamed as Chinedu Ogbodo,” Haruna said.
He said all the three suspects were currently under investigation; while they operatives intensifies effort to rescue more kidnapped children.
“The Command is using this medium to thank the good people of the state for their support, patience and efforts; in fighting all forms of crime and criminality in the state,” he added.