Reports have it that an 18-year-old girl who attempted selling a 9-year-old boy has been arrested and is currently under the custody of the Police in Michika Divisional Headquarters in Adamawa State.
The girl, Blessing John, who resides at Michika Local Government Area, LGA, in the state, admitted that she kidnapped the little boy, Elkanah Samuel, with the intention of selling him and use the proceeds to achieve her goals.
She already had a pre-arranged buyer at Mubi in the same state waiting to receive the package as agreed between the two parties, so she could quickly buy a house and a car as pictured in her dreams.
The journey into her detainment started when the family of the boy noticed their child was missing since last week as they tried every possible means to track his whereabouts.
Their efforts paid off when suddenly Elkanah Samuel was spotted with Blessing at Mubi on February 21, 2022, and she’s neighbors to the family of the boy.
Despite the concluded plans to sell the boy, as fate would have it, she called the man’s line on their arrival in Mubi but the line was not reachable, after which the teenagelady boarded a tricycle with the boy to Unguwan Kara in Mubi described to her by the man but she could not locate the house of the man.
Girl, Blessing, Makes Silly Error Trying to Sell Elkanah
Blessings in error, asked a stranger for directions and told him about her deal, unfortunately for her, the man quickly mobilised others and called the police.
The man was said to have immediately mobilised people and reported the matter to police operatives in Mubi who in turn sent signal to Michika divisional police headquarters where the incident was confirmed.
According to Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in Adamawa State, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, said the girl is being investigated after which she will be charged to court.