Police recover girl sold for N850,000 by orphanage in Enugu

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Men of the Edo State Police Command have recovered a child, Christabel Omokpia in Enugu State who was sold for N850,000 by an orphanage in Rivers State.

Confirming the development on Thursday, spokesman for Edo Police Command, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, said it was the Police Commissioner, Danmallam Abubakar, that ordered for recovery of the child.

It was learnt that Christabel was two years old when she was stolen away from Utesi village in Ovia North East local government area by two female tenants in June last year.

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The little girl was initially sold for N450,000 by the tenants, Mary and Rose before she was later sold for N500,000 to one Ogechi Favour who operates an orphanage in Rivers state.

The price later increased to N850,000 after one Anioke Augustine in Enugu State adopted her without due process.

The Spokesman told reporters that four suspects had been earlier arrested and are already in prisons in Ondo and Edo States while the search for Amanda was still in progress.

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