Housewife arrested in Makurdi for alleged stealing twin - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Housewife arrested in Makurdi for alleged stealing twin

By Editor

A 49 year old house wife, Mrs. Mrs. Augustina Ikyor has been apprehended in Makurdi by operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, for allegedly stealing the two months old twin babies of a 22 year old mother.

The arrest was made known Wednesday in a statement by the Makurdi Zonal Commander of the Agency, Mrs. Gloria Bai

The Commamder stated that her office acted on a distress massage from the mother of the babies who Tuesday raised the alarm alleging that the suspect tricked her and took away her twin babies to unknown destination.

According to Mrs. Bai, “she stated that the woman had previously demanded she sold off her twin babies since she had been thrown out of where she was staying. Although she  rejected the offer but under the guise of assisting her, the woman took the twins from her to an unknown destination.

“A tactical team of operatives from the command were immediately detailed to handle the matter and in a swift sting operation, one Mrs. Augustina Ikyor, 49 years old was arrested and the twin babies (a boy and girl) were rescued. The mother and babies are currently in safe custody.

“Detailed investigation is ongoing to ascertain the level of involvement and unravel other accomplices.

“NAPTIP hereby calls on everyone to be on the lookout for people who lure young girls, mostly single mothers, to sell their new born babies under the guise of ‘assistance.’

“Please report to NAPTIP any suspicious act for necessary actions. I also want to serve a note of warning to those in the act of Human Trafficking and Sale of Babies’ business in Benue State to desist from the evil act or be prepared to face the wrath of the law.”

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