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Police rescue another kidnapped Kano kid in Onitsha

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Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State

The anti-kidnapping squad of the Nigeria Police has rescued another child kidnapped in Kano in Onitsha, Anambra State.
The boy, 11-year-old Muhammad Yau was allegedly kidnapped by the child traffickers at the PRP Quarters home of his parents in Kano in 2014. He was successful rescued through a sting operation that also led to the arrest of the culprits.
Three week ago, the squad rescued nine Kano children, who were kidnapped and taken to a child slavery camp in Onitsha, Anambra State, where they spent four years in captivity.
A statement by the Kano Police PRO, DSP Haruna Abdullahi, said the Inspector General of Police (IGP) anti- kidnapping team intercepted the suspected abductors, one Paul Onwe and Mercy Paul, while negotiating to sell out the victim to one Ebere Ogbodo for the sum of N200, 000.
DSP Haruna revealed that the suspected culprits were in the command’s custody and would be charged to court for “criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, concealment and keeping in confinement a kidnapped person, buying and selling of minor and trafficking in person as soon as investigation completed.”
He added: “In continuation of the Command’s effort to rescue the children kidnapped from Kano to other parts of the Country, between 05/11/2019 to 08/11/2019, the Command’s Anti Kidnapping Team of Operation Puff Adder carried out another rescue operation where one Muhammed Ya’u ‘m’ 11 years old kidnapped in the year.
“The victim was kidnapped by Paul Onwe ‘m’ and Mercy Paul ‘f’ and sold to Ebere Ogbodo ‘f’ at the sum of Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200,000) and renamed as Chinedu Ogbodo. All suspects are currently under investigation. Effort is in top gear to rescue more kidnapped children.
“The Command is using this means to thank the good people of the state for their support, patience and their efforts in fighting all forms of crime and criminality in the State,” Haruna said.
Last week, Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje inaugurated a panel to investigate the incessant child Kidnapping in Kano. The Governor had vowed to amend the state’s penal code to implement death sentence for persons found guilty of kidnapping.

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