Detectives attached to the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a father of five, Kingley Oriakwu, for allegedly selling two of children and his landlord’s son. He sold the three children for N310,000.
Oriakwu was alleged to have abducted his landlord’s seven-year-old son, Gabriel, and sold him to a woman residing in Aba, Abia State. The suspect, who lives at Waheed Ogunseye Street, Kabowe, Meiran area of Lagos State, was also said to have lured the boy away from home and abducted him on October 20.
The suspect was alleged to have committed the crime, two months after moving into the compound. The case was reported to the Meiran Police Division and later transferred to Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS). It was learnt that operatives from FSARS tracked Oriakwu to Aba, where he was arrested.
The suspect confessed to the police that he sold the boy for N120,000 to a woman he identified as Mrs. Adoara. The suspect also confessed selling his two children, a three-year-old girl and a two-year-old boy early in September to the same Adoara. The police, it was learnt, rescued the three children and brought them back to Lagos. The police also arrested two women, Adoara and Loveth, for buying the children for N120,000 and N190,000 and selling them for N500,000.