Rivers Man Arrested: Children Sold for N1.5M in Disturbing Case
The suspect, identified as ThankGod Ekweme, a father of three, was apprehended in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
According to a statement by the spokesperson of the command, Grace Koko, the arrest was made following credible information received by the police regarding ThankGod Ekweme’s illegal activities.
The police acted swiftly, and their efforts led to the successful apprehension of the suspect.
Reports suggest that the children, aged 5, 3, and just a day old, were sold for varying amounts.
The 5-year-old child was allegedly sold for N700,000, the 3-year-old for N350,000, and the newborn baby for N500,000.
The motive behind ThankGod Ekweme’s actions remains unclear, but he claimed that his decision to sell his own children was due to his inability to provide for their basic needs.
The news of this disturbing incident has sent shockwaves through the community and raised concerns about child trafficking and parental neglect.
The police command has vowed to thoroughly investigate the case and ensure that justice is served.