A kidnap suspect identified as Roland Egbe has revealed the method he employs in luring the kids he kidnaps and traffics.
The suspect made the disclosure while being paraded by the Commissioner of Police in Abia State, Mr Adeleye Oyebade, at the police officers mess in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, Daily Post reports.
Egbe revealed that he bought fried yam to attract the two kids he allegedly stole from their parents, which eventually led to his arrest.
The suspect added that he gave the children to his friend whom he identified only as Uche, who in turn sold them to one Chioma Ohajimadu and Mrs Comfort Ogbonnaya who reside at No. 69, Ososu road, Aba.
Egbe, who claims to be a ticket seller at Oyigbo in Rivers State, also revealed that Uche brought him into the child trafficking business and urged him to kidnap a child as he already had a buyer.
“One evening, about two weeks ago, I went to eat at Oyigbo roundabout, Uche started calling me repeatedly to get the child he told me to bring. But I told him that I know the parents of the child I wanted to bring to him and I don’t want to hurt them. However, he insisted that I should bring the child.
“After speaking with him, I asked him to come around and wait for me. Then I went to where the children normally gather to play around the area because the little boy, Marvellous Heart, normally comes to me each time I am around his mother’s shop.
“When he saw me that evening, he ran to me and l bought sweets for him; from there, I carried him and met Uche, who was waiting for me at a distance. That was how we took the boy to Aba. He gave me N50,000 only and promised to pay me the balance later.
“But after some days, the woman that bought the boy started calling me to complain that she doesn’t want the boy again, that we should bring another child for her. That was how Uche forced me to go and steal another child for the woman.
“The second time, I saw some children around a spot where they sell fried yam around Imo River and bought some fried yam for them. When I was leaving, I left with one of them.”