Thursday, August 22, 2013

Shocking As 25 Kids Are Rescued From Child Trafficker In Lagos

25 Kids Rescued from Child Trafficker in Lagos (PHOTOS)
 Officials of the Lagos State Government announced the arrest of 25 children from a suspected child trafficker at Egbeda area of Lagos.
Mrs. Rosemary Nwachukwu (pictured), the suspected human trafficker was apprehended and detained at the Alausa Police Station. The rescued children are currently under the custody of the Lagos State Government.

Mrs. Nwachukwu allegedly managed an illegal orphanage by the name Saint Stephen Charity Foundation, a home for orphans and less privileged located at 30/32 Abiodun Adebanbo Street, Egbeda.
The illegal orphanage home was stormed and its dwellers have been rescued.
The age of the children (pictured) ranges between three months and 12 years. They comprise three infants aged 3-6 months and 22 other children.
25 Kids Rescued from Child Trafficker in Lagos (PHOTOS)
Mrs. Omotola Rotimi, the Director of OPD, said that Mrs. Nwachukwu trafficked 27 children who were kept in a room.
The suspect allegedly used the children to raise money and defraud innocent members of the public who needed to adopt children, adding that 25 children were rescued while the whereabouts of the remaining two were unknown.
According to Fadairo, the Director, Child Development, the illegal business was being conducted in a room in the residential building, saying that upon investigation, it was discovered Mrs. Nwachkwu had been engaging in various anti-child development activities, such as illegal adoption, trafficking and others which she said, were carried out with selfish reasons.
“Investigation also shows that there are no records on each of the children and no evidence of how the children got to her home and no form of police or security report,” she explained.
Fadairo warned members of the public to be vigilant and report such cases of child trafficking to the media or the government for necessary action.
She stated people and organizations that operated unapproved or illegal orphanages would be arrested and prosecuted for human trafficking.
Mrs. Nwachukwu said she had been running the illegal orphanage home for the past 18 years and that it was purely on charity basis, denying that she trafficked in children.
Residents in the area said they never knew such orphanage home existed, while the police are still investigating the issue.
The OPD has vowed to charge the alleged culprit to court after investigation had been concluded as the Deputy Governor of Lagos, Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire is very much interested in the case.
 PM News