There is this saying that “every day is for the thief but one day is for the owner”. A woman by name Chioma Anoruo, was arrested by the Orlu community local vigilance led by their chairman, Innocent Anokwute for selling kids to ritualists. She was subsequently handed over to the police State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Owerri, Imo State.
She confessed that they had sold more than 19 children and the remaining five were waiting to be sold to their customers before her arrest. The five children, including a new-born baby, already kidnapped for sale. During her confession, she revealed that human merchandise had been their family business for years.
She confessed that her major work in the business was to keep the victims while her husband would contact buyers and sell them. The arrest of Anorue followed Ebuka’s confession that she and her husband were his sponsors, who buy each child from his gang for N100,000
According to the report , when Chioma’s husband, Emeka sighted them, he escaped through the back door while his wife was apprehended and forced to open their doors where the victims were found inside a room in captivity.
The abductors were trying to escape with them on their motorcycle but with the help of a palm wine tapper, who saw the two men while on top of a palm tree, raised the alarm, which attracted the attention of vigilance group members, who pursued them and apprehended one of the suspects identified as Ebuka.
Meanwhile, the vigilance group has transferred the suspect and the rescued victims to SCID Owerri under a department led by one Supol Obi for further investigation.

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