An 11-year-old boy who was kidnapped in Kano State in 2014 has been found in Anambra state after a 5-year search.
Muhammed Ya’u who was rescued by Kano state police command’s Anti-Kidnapping Team of Operation Puff Adder, was reportedly kidnapped at PRP Quarters in Kano metropolis by one Paul Onwe and his wife Mercy Paul and sold the victim to one Ebere Ogbodo for the sum of N200,000. He was renamed by the new parent as Chinedu Ogbodo.
Kano state’s police spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna confirmed the incident and further revealed that three people have been arrested.
“In continuation of the Command’s effort to rescue the children kidnapped from Kano to other parts of the country, between 05/11/2014 to 08/11/2019, the command’s Anti Kidnapping Team of Operation Puff Adder carried out another rescue operation.
“During the operation, one Muhammed Ya’u ‘m’ 11 years old kidnapped in the year 2014 at PRP Quarters in Kano, was successfully rescued at Onitsha in Anambra State.
“The victim was kidnapped by Paul Onwe and Mercy Paul’ and sold to Ebere Ogbodo ‘at the sum of Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200,000) and renamed as Chinedu Ogbodo,” Haruna said.
“The Command is using this medium to thank the good people of the state for their support, patience and efforts in fighting all forms of crime and criminality in the state,” he added.