Operatives of the Abia State Police Command have reportedly arrested three persons who allegedly kidnapped one 4-year-old boy, identified as Master Okechukwu Okoroafor, with the intention of selling him.
Master Okoroafor is said to hail from Ikwuakpu Ututu in Arochukwu Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that the suspects, Onyekachi Ugwunwoke, (m) 43, Chinasa Onyekachukwu, (f) 40, and Chidinma Asomugha, (f) 48, were arrested near Abia Line Transport Company park in Umuahia while they were bargaining on how to sell the 4-year-old boy.
It was gathered that the boy was said to have been kidnapped on September 27, at about 7:05pm on the fateful day.
Master Okoroafor whose parents live in Abuja, the nation’s capital was said to be living with his grandmother, one Mrs. Enyidiya Okoroafor at the time of his kidnap.
A police source said the boy was kidnapped when his grandmother sent him to buy pepper from a shop not quite far from their home.
While on the errand however, two of the suspects, Onyekachi Ugwunwoke and Chinasa Onyekachukwu who are also neighbours to the family, conspired and whisked master Okechukwu Okoroafor away without the consent of his grandmother.
According to the source, the two suspects moved the child from Arochukwu to the Railway line near Tipper/Abia line Transport park, Umuahia.
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It was while they were negotiating with the third suspect, Chidinma Asomugha to sell the child for the sum of N500,000, they were arrested.