A boy, who kidnapped in Kano State in 2014, has been recovered in Anambra State after a search spanning five years.
Muhammed Ya’u, now 11 years old, was reportedly kidnapped at PRP Quarters in Kano by one Paul Onwe and his wife, Mercy Paul. He was sold to one Ebere Ogbodo for the sum of N200,000.
Ya’u who was rescued by Kano state police command’s Anti-Kidnapping Team of Operation Puff Adder.
He was renamed by the new parents as Chinedu Ogbodo.
Kano state’s police spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed Ya’u’s rescue and revealed that three people have been arrested.
“In continuation of the Command’s effort to rescue the children kidnapped from Kano to other parts of the country, between 05/11/2014 to 08/11/2019, the command’s Anti Kidnapping Team of Operation Puff Adder carried out another rescue operation.
“During the operation, one Muhammed Ya’u ‘m’ 11 years old kidnapped in the year 2014 at PRP Quarters in Kano, was successfully rescued at Onitsha in Anambra State.
“The victim was kidnapped by Paul Onwe and Mercy Paul’ and sold to Ebere Ogbodo ‘at the sum of Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200,000) and renamed as Chinedu Ogbodo.
“The Command is using this medium to thank the good people of the state for their support, patience and efforts in fighting all forms of crime and criminality in the state,” he added.