Diamond Miracle, a two-year-old girl, was taken from her house in Ekete, Udu Local Government Area, Delta State, and sold for 50,000 naira.
The incident occurred in Delta on Thursday, February 9, 2023.
The suspect, a neighbor of the missing child’s family, is accused of stealing the girl and selling her to another female suspect in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.
The money of 50,000 naira was allegedly deposited into the suspect’s account for the two-year-old victim.
Another 50,000 naira was reportedly paid to a lady who handed the child over to the buyer from Port-Harcourt.
The funds have been traced back to the suspects’ bank accounts.A human rights activist, Israel Joe disclosed this to newsmen in Warri. Joe explained that “The 25 years old girl who carried Miracle to a nanny has confessed that she was sold for 500k to a woman who came from Port Harcourt, Rivers State. “We gathered that 50k was paid to the neighbour who stole the child and another 50k was paid to the lady who handed the child to the Port Harcourt woman. “These monies were seen in their accounts as they confessed to the crime.
” Joe said if the child is not found, the widowed mother might lose her own life stressing that, “everything now depends on her children after she lost her husband and father of her children.” He said the Divisional Police Officer, DPO of Ovwian/Aladja Dovision, CSP Shaba had begun an investigation into the matter. According to Joe, the DPO has been doing a lot in assisting us with investigations.
“Speaking with the DPO this evening has raised our hopes that Miracle would be rescued alive from the hands of ritualists going around stealing and buying children this electioneering period.” Joe advised parents to keep watch over their children during this election period. “Pls watch your children, especially before the conduct of the 2023 general elections and may God help us… Amen.
” The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the report in a text message he sent to our Correspondent in Warri. He said, “confirmed but no details yet.”
They will surely suffer