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Stolen for ‘adoption’: NAPTIP reunites children with parents

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has reunited five abducted children with their parents.

The children between the ages of four and seven were abducted at various times by one 32- year- old Musa Abdulrahman and sold to women in different parts of the country in the guise of adoption.

In a statement, the Director-General NAPTIP, Hajia Imaam Sulaiman explained that operatives of the Agency mounted surveillance on the suspect, Musa Abdulrahman, who hails from Edati, Niger State, an Economics Graduate of the University of Maiduguri, following intelligence reports that he was in the business of kidnapping children from his State and selling them, claiming to be a staff of the Ministry of Social Development.

He said he caught while helping his ‘’clients’’ to fill adoption application forms and other papers.

The NAPTIP boss said the suspect had confessed to the crime and admitted that he had been in the business since 2016; and that each child was sold for the sum of One Hundred thousand naira.

She said the suspect had been arraigned in Court in accordance with the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act (TIPPEA), 2015.

BOSE Ijelekai

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