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Child traffickers making millions with stolen children nabbed

The long arms of the law has finally caught up with 12 members of a child trafficking syndicate and six children recovered.

It was gathered that they specialized in Stealing little children from their homes and selling them to waiting buyers.


Members of the syndicate include a couple, Ifeoma Ebony and Emmanuel Onyekwere, who goes around the country stealing the children and sell to middle-men, who then sell to people in dire need of children.

 Ebony, who is a  mother of two, and her boyfriend Onyekere, abducted several children from their homes in Abia, Enugu, Abuja and Edo State, which they sold to their buyers identified as Blessing Nwankwo, Chioma Nike and one Onwa, whose real name were yet unknown.

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They sold the children for prizes ranging from N250,000 and N450,000 each depending on the gender and Physical Condition Of the Child.


Other suspects arrested are Onyinye Benjami, Ngozi Okoli, Nwokocha Okoli, Ndiya Kalu and Esther Ihiediwa.


Ebony, 32, from EnuguState, blamed her involvement in child abduction and trafficking on her inability to get a proper education because her father married two wives and couldn’t send her to school.


On his part, Emmanuel Oyekwere, 32, from Abia State, said his quest to build a house for his mother got him into the business. 

Ella Chioma

Ella Chioma is an entertainment and celebrity style editor with years of experience in the industry. She is a graduate of Linguistics & African Languages from the University of Ibadan. She obtained a Diploma in Mass Communication from the prestigious Enugu State University Of Science and Technology (Esutech). She likes to write, cook and listen to soothing music.

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