Thursday, 11 March 2021

Suspected child trafficker who allegedly sold the bloodied children discovered in Anambra to their captors has been declared wanted by the police

The police in Anambra state has declared Mrs. Sabina Izuorah whose photograph appears above, wanted.

A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed, today March 11, states that Izuorah, who is currently at large, has been declared wanted in connection with the alleged cases of Child trafficking/Stealing, forgery, and perjury.

Haruna in the statement sent to LIB said the suspect is responsible for the trafficking of the bloodied children that were recently found locked up after being severely beaten by three women suspected to be ritualists in the Fegge Housing estate area of the state in February 2021.  Read the initial report here.

Haruna added that preliminary investigations revealed that the three children were allegedly sold to the three women by Mrs. Izuora who has been on the police wanted list for child trafficking, child stealing, and forgery.

''Further investigations also revealed that the suspect was involved in unlawful adoptions, using forged police reports, forged authorisation letters from the Ministry of Women's Affairs and sworn court affidavits, to sell children stolen from all parts of the country to her waiting customers, both within and outside Nigeria; including a recent attempt to smuggle out two children (a boy and a girl) allegedly stolen from Niger State since 2018.''the statement read

The spokesperson added that the children recovered by the police are presently under the protective care of the Anambra State Ministry for Social Welfare, Women's and Children's Affairs, pending when their biological parents surface.

He said investigations are still ongoing and efforts are being intensified to apprehend other accomplices in order to bring them to justice.

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