10-year-old girl sold N800,000 after being stolen from her parents in 2018, rescued by Police (Photo)


A 10-year-old girl who was stolen from her family in 2018 has been rescued by the Police after she was sold out for N800,000.

The 10-year-old girl was stolen in Akwa Ibom state in 2018 but was rescued in Anambra from the couple she was sold to for N800,000.

Confirming the arrest of the couple who bought her, Anambra State Police Spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, revealed that the couple disclosed that they changed the girl’s name from Favour Asuquo to Faith Ezeugwu.

“On February 21, a girl child of about 10 years old reasonably suspected to have been stolen from Akwa Ibom State since 2018 and sold to a couple in Anambra State at the rate of Eight Hundred Thousand Naira (#800,000) was rescued by Police detectives attached to 33 division, Onitsha following intelligence report.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the child’s original name was Favour Asuqwo before her “new parents” the suspects who are now in police custody gave her a new name as Faith Ezeukwu after they allegedly bought her from her captors presently at large.

“In view of the foregoing, you are kindly requested to disseminate this message through your medium to enable biological parents or close relatives of the victim identify her.”

Should you have any useful information on the rescued girl, kindly report to 33 Police Station Onitsha or contact the spokesperson, Anambra State Police Command headquarters, Awka.