The Kano State Police Command have uncovered an illegal orphanage home suspected to be involved in child trafficking and rescued 27 children alleged to have been kidnapped or born for trafficking from the home known as Du Merci orphanage.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna confirmed to Channels Television that a self-acclaim professor, Solomon Tafa (pictured above) who operates the home has been arrested.
“We were able to rescue nine children here, after the arrest; he was not able to present any document that shows how these children are being sourced.”
DSP Haruna also revealed that the suspect, Tafa, works alongside a hospital that helps him take care of the pregnant women before and after delivery.
“He procures pregnant women, gives them all the necessary ante-natal attention and care. After delivery, he then hands over the newly born babies to the owner of the orphanage home.”
The suspect, Mr. Tafa claimed that his orphanage home is duly registered and the authorities in Kano state are aware of its existence since 1996 when they started operation.
“We are registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) with 10 boards of trustees that are the Directors.
“We have been running the home since 1992, but officially opened in 1996. I’m registered with Women affairs and social development and the children are from many sources,” he claimed.
Meanwhile, Channels Television reports that in a bid to ascertain the suspects claim, it was informed by the Commissioner for Women Affairs and social development, Zahra’u Umar-Muhammad that the suspect was yet to register with the Ministry and there is no record showing the existence of any Du Merci children home in the state.
The news outlet reports that the police said an investigation is ongoing and the children are now in the custody of the Kano state Children’s home, while the alleged baby-making factory remains under lock and key.
Nigerian Man Who Waited For 23 Years To Become A Father, Dies 7 Months After Welcoming A Set Of Twin Boys
A Nigerian man, Tony Abayomi Alder, who waited for 23 years to become a father, has died 7 months after he welcomed a set of twin boys.
Businesswoman, Ibukun Awosika, who took to IG to mourn the deceased, revealed that the late Alder, who was a missionary worker, died today.
While paying tribute to the deceased, Mrs Awosika wrote:
Tony Abayomi Alder. Who went to be with the Lord today 24/2/2020.
A most faithful, most diligent, most dedicated , most trust worthy and loyal member of my team at Christian Missionary Fund for the past 25 years. You became my brother and my friend as we sought to build an institution to serve the Lord through the support of the missionaries across the length and breath of Nigeria. That you will be missed is an understatement.
I am grateful to God that , after waiting for 23 years, you witnessed the birth and enjoyed being a father to your twin boys, if only for 7 months. We truly love you but humbly submit to the will of God. May you forever be remembered for your cheerful service to the God you loved so much, your faithfulness as a husband to Toyin and your love of all around you.”
Delta Community Bans Sale And Consumption Of Beef Over Herdsmen Killing
A community in Delta State, Uwheru kingdom in Ughelli North local government area has banned the sale and consumption of beef few days after 10 farmers were killed by suspected herdsmen.
Delta State Commissioner for Education, Professor Patrick Muoboghare who is also from Uwheru disclosed this on Saturday February 22. He said it was a simple solution to herdsmen attack in the community and a decision that will force herdsmen to vacate the Kingdom.
He also revealed that the community leaders resolved to bury the late victims of the attack and also train the children of those killed from primary school to University level.
Muoboghare said, “The entire people of Uwheru community appreciate and thank the Governor for his timely intervention in preventing the blood bath that would have happened but for the governor’s intervention because the army came prepared.”
Chairman of Agadama community, Sunday Iniovogoma who also confirmed the ban on sale and consumption of beef after the meeting with the traditional ruler of Uwheru Kingdom, HRM Odio R’Ode, Agbaivwe III said;
“Such a person will equally be banished from the communities or made to pay a particular amount as fine depending on the gravity of the offence.”
Police Rescue 10-Year-Old Girl Sold For N.8m In Anambra
Police in Anambra State said it has rescued a ten-year-old girl suspected to have been stolen from Akwa Ibom State since 2018 and sold to a couple in Anambra State.The ten-year-old girl
SP Haruna Mohammed, the state police command spokesperson, disclosed this to newsmen in a statement in Awka on Sunday.
Mohammed said: “On the 21/2/2020, 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 (N800,000) was rescued by Police detectives attached to 33 division, Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State, following intelligence report.”
Mohammed said 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 who are presently at large.
He appealed to media organisations to disseminate the message to the public to enable biological parents or close relatives of the victim to identify her.