By Augustine Ehikioya
Defeating the plan of the evil world, the Bayelsa State Police Command has reunited two children who were abandoned by an unknown child trafficker with their family.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Police Command, SP, Asinim Butswat, has disclosed this. This was obtained by Security Watch Africa (SWA).
It said “On the 27th of July, 2023 two children namely; Divine Lucky (f) 12 years and Angel Lucky (f) 5 years were sighted roaming the Tombia-Etegwe roundabout aimlessly, a community chief took them to Akenfa Police Division.
“Upon interrogation, it was discovered that the children were stolen by a suspected child trafficker from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and brought to Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
“The Rivers Police Command was contacted and on the 29 July, 2023, the Executive Chairman of Khana Local Government Area, Rivers State, Dr Thomas Bariere, came to Yenagoa in the company of the parents of the children and took custody of them.”
The Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State Command, CP Tolani Alausa, the statement said, has directed all Police operatives to intensify surveillance on the perpetrators of child trafficking in the State.
Investigation, it stated, is ongoing to identify and arrest the unknown suspect who is still at large.