A 50-year-old grandmother identified as Rita Eze, has been arrested by the police for being involved in shady activities in Anambra state.
The grandmother has confessed to being a member of a syndicate that allegedly involved in abducting children from Lagos and selling them.
Punch reports that, Eze was paraded along with one Ogochi Nwekei and Gladys Augustine at the Lagos state Police Command headquarters in Ikeja on Tuesday, March 14. The fourth suspect, Elizabeth, who was said to be ill, was not paraded.
It had been reported that Augustine, who claimed to be Mary John, connived with one Samuel, who is at large, to abduct 3-year-old Oluwasemilore Adebiyi, from her parents’ residence in the Alagbado area of Lagos.
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To reveal their plan, 28-year-old Augustine enrolled for beads-making apprenticeship at Oluwasemilore’s mother’s shop in January, giving her name as Mary John but fled to Anambra with the girl seven days after.
The girl was handed over to Eze, who confessed to selling her to Elizabeth through Nwekei, for N500,000. Oluwasemilore was, however, recovered by the police after Augustine was arrested in the Badagry area of Lagos on February 23.
Read full details of how they were all arrested HERE.
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