The police in Lagos State have arrested a couple with two boys they allegedly bought for N140,000.

Bala Elkana, the Lagos Police Command spokesperson, said on Sunday, November 3, 2019 that acting on information from a credible source, detectives from Ojo Division led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Abdullah Malah, arrested one Chukwunonso Blessing, 30,of No 23 Masebinu Street, Igbede, Ojo.

According to Elkana, Ms. Blessing was seen along Alaba International Market with two children, namely Joshua James, 6 and Samuel Gbawune, 3, trying to board a vehicle to Onitsha, Anambra State.

SOLD: Joshua James, 6 and Samuel Gbawune, 3 after they were rescued by police
SOLD: Joshua James, 6 and Samuel Gbawune, 3 after they were rescued by police

“Upon questioning, she claimed that the boys were adopted by her husband one Chukwunoso Happiness ‘m’ 40 years from a Motherless Baby home in Jos, Plateau State and brought to Lagos. That she was taking them to Onitsha to meet her husband.

On Friday, November 1, 2019 at about 0700hrs the said husband was also arrested by the Police. He confessed to have bought the kids at the sum of N140,000 from one Mama Oyoo of Jos township. The kids were recovered.

“Efforts are emplaced to identify their parents and reunite them. The Command call on Motor Park Operators, Unions and well meaning Nigerians to keep an eye on passengers with kids that appear in Suspicious manner,” he said.

SOLD: Joshua James, 6 and Samuel Gbawune, 3 after they were rescued by police
SOLD: Joshua James, 6 and Samuel Gbawune, 3 are pictured with their alleged abductors

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