Baby Girl Sold For 1.75m, Rescued By Edo State Task Force:
A baby girl has been rescued by the Edo State Task Force solemnly made to fight Human Trafficking.
The baby named ‘Deborah’, who was allegedly sold by a 45-year-old woman,by name Maureen Ekuase, to another Grace Idehen, 63, for over N1.75m.
in a statement made by the task force on Wednesday, The baby was described as a victim of human trafficking and illegal adoption, the baby was luckily returned by a woman and a man from the eastern part of the country.
Also, according to statement, “Baby Deborah was adopted by one Grace Idehen, 63, of No. 1 Idehen Street, Egor Quarter, Benin City, on December 30, 2019, from the Faith Land Orphanage of No. 9 Osarenren Street, Ikpoba Hill, Benin City, which is owned by Maureen Ekuase, 45.
“Efforts have been made to find the victim’s parents but it has proved abortive as it seems almost impossible, and this is as a result of the two suspects who sold the baby girl for N1,750,000, declined giving the investigation team any useful information that could help trace the parents of the baby girl”.
Edo state task force authorities urged anyone with useful information about the whereabouts of the victim’s parents to contact them in a flash.
A delegation led by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Duties, Yakubu Gowon, was sent to sympathise with victims of the rain storm in the states and to reassured the victims and other residents that the Governor Godwin Obaseki administration would continue to respond swiftly to any form of disaster in any part of the state.
The said team also visited the clan head of Uneme Central, Oba A. O. Braimoh, whose residence was among the 25 homes destroyed by the rainstorm.
Edo state is reforming and making sure that every criminal offence should be responded to with quick action,and every other problem affecting the state should be attended to adequately.
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