Egg and biscuit…
Two suspected child traffickers, Ekene Duru and Chinonso Sylvanus have been arrested for allegedly using egg and biscuit to lure children before kidnapping them.
It was learnt that after using egg and biscuit to lure the children, Ekene and Chinonso kidnap and sell them to another woman in Port Harcourt.
The suspects usually kidnap the children in Abia, and traffic them to their dealer who sells them to couples who are yet to have kids.
While being paraded, Ekene confessed to kidnapping children as little as two years old.
In his words,
“My name is Ekene Duru and I sell children. I steal children and deliver to people. I steal children of about 2 years old and sell them off to a woman who stays in Port Harcourt. I steal the children from Umuochala, Ariaria junction in Aba, Abia state.”
When asked on how he gets the children to follow him he revealed that he lures them with egg and biscuit.
“I buy them egg and biscuit . After I steal them I will enter a motorcycle or tricycle. Nobody stops to ask me who owns the child and the child too will not cry when I carry them”. He said.
According to him, he has only stolen two children so far and has sold them both, adding that he sold one of the stolen child for N200, 000 and another for N100, 000.
His accomplice, Chinonso Sylvanus, alleged that Ekene contracted him to join him in the kidnapping business.
In his words,
“This man here is my Oga, He is the one that asked me to go and steal this child. I stole the child from his mother’s shop where she makes hair. I entered there and stole the child. People saw me when I entered and carried the child. The mother knows me.
I stole the boy and carried him to my Oga who gave me N50, 000. I used the money to run to Owerri . It was my Oga that told me to run to Owerri or Port Harcourt”
The suspects stated that the stolen kids are sold to couples who do not have children.