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Kogi State police command has arraigned a 49-year-old farmer, Gabriel Ajor before a Lokoja Chief Magistrate Court for allegedly abducting and selling 7 children, including his two sons and an eight-year-old baby for N400,000 recently.
The accused, Ajor was said to have abducted the children under the pretext of sending them to schools in Owerri and United States of America, USA.
At the Lokoja Chief Magistrate Court II on Monday, Ajor was said to have tricked Kenneth Omale and John Attah, parents of five of the children into believing he meant well for the family.
The Prosecuting Police Officer, Cornet Ayabatu (ASP) said the accused from Nwajala in Ibaji Local Government Area of Kogi State had between March and June this year, criminally conspired with others now at large to commit the offence.
Ayabatu added that the matter was reported on July 8, by Kenneth Omale of Nwajala at the police Area Command office, Idah and Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Lokoja.
The police prosecuting officer said the children, Goodway Kenneth, 5; Kindness Kenneth, 3; Shedrack John, 6; Goodday John, 6; Confidence Ojonuba, 8 months old; Gift Gabriel, 6 and Destiny Gabriel, 3; all male, were allegedly taken to undisclosed destination that could not be traced.