The Commissioner of Police in Cross River State, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, yesterday said they had captured a couple for purportedly offering their six-year-old little girl for N400,000. He said the suspects were captured at Ikom Local Council on April 26 taking after a tip-off.
According to Inuwa, the couple sold the child to enable them offset their house rent and open a small provision shop. “On April 26, following a tip-off, our men arrested a couple, George-Sunday Udoh and his wife Victoria, for allegedly selling their daughter at the cost of N400,000.
“The suspects were captured by our agents appended to the Ikom division. The case has been exchanged to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department here in Calabar and examination is continuous,” he said.
However, the father of the kid, who was paraded, denied the assertion. “Without a doubt we don’t have cash and things are hard with me and my significant other, however we didn’t offer our child for N400,000,” he said.
In another advancement, a 22-year-old man, Onyeka Mba, has been captured and charged under the watchful eye of a Lagos court for his association in breaking into the counter burglary area of a police headquarters and taking cash, telephones and others assets having a place with officers. The occurrence occurred at Olosan police division in Mushin, Lagos State.
As per the police, amid the assault, officers, including Femi Elebute and Shittu Babatunde lost their cash and telephones. It was assembled that some posse of burglars captured were brought into the station around evening time and keeping in mind that a few officers appended to the station went out on watch, the looters stripped the entire place looking for assets and got away.
At the point when the group who were on obligation that day returned, they found that the workplace has been burgled with cash and telephones kept there were stolen. Taking after the assault, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) requested a prompt examination concerning the matter and delegated one Sergeant Jegede Sunday as the IPO.
It was amid the examination that Mba was captured and charged to court, while different associates were said to be on the loose. In any case, Mba denied the charge and told the police that he doesn’t kne anything about the episode. He was charged to court and he argued not liable.
The managing Magistrate, Mr. E.O. Ogunkanmi, allowed him safeguard in the entirety of N100,000 with two sureties in like whole.