A five year old boy identified as Destiny Azubuike, who was abducted from his parent’s residence in Rivers state on the 19th of December in 2016, has been found.
According to reports, the abductor, Mrs Evelyn, an ex- mistress of the boy’s neigbour identified as Dr Oberenwa – sold the boy for N500,000 to Mrs. Patricia Chukwu, a widow and staff of Ebonyi State Secondary School Management Board, who renamed the boy Samuel.
It was gathered that police started trailing Mrs Evelyn after a tip off by someone who had seen a campaign on Facebook by a Social activist and citizen journalist, Comrade Phils decrying the state of child-kidnapping in Abia state.
According to Wired Nigeria, the prime suspect was trailed to her ex-husband, who explained that they had divorced due to his suspicions that his ex wife had sold their biological child to a foster parent.
He, however, offered to assist in the arrest Evelyn but was mauled to death by unknown assailants while returning from work weeks after offering to assist the police.
An incident the police believe may not be unconnected to the investigation of Mrs Evelyn.
Little Destiny was found on the 11th of December, 2018 in Ohaozara Local Government of Ebonyi State where he had been renamed Samuel by Mrs. Patricia Chukwu. All suspects are now in police custody at Oyigbo in Rivers state.