Police Arrest Suspected Child Traffickers In Benue

The Benue Police Command, Naka Police Division on Monday, 26th August 2023 received a report that a 4-year-old child, Atti Ngohide Winifred, was missing and immediately, a team of police officers was deployed for investigation.

According to a press release signed by the Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Anene Sewuese Catherine, said that during the investigation, one Sylvester Tior who was last seen with strangers in the neighbourhood around the children’s playground was arrested.

The statement read, “Mr. Sylvester stated that he met two strange women while he was in transit from Onitsha to Benue and assisted them in arranging an affordable hotel for them to spend the night but they left the area without informing him.

“Further investigations led the investigating team to Onitsha-Ugbo, Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, where the said suspects; one Constance Nkechinyere Nnamdi and Chinenye Okafor were arrested. These suspects led the police to Eke-Nkpor in Anambra State where the child was eventually recovered. Investigation is ongoing to arrest other suspects involved in the case.