Senate urges police to recover 36 children trafficked out of FCT

Sharon EboesomiMarch 1, 20243 min

The Senate called on the social department of the FCT to ensure that the registration of orphanages and shelters be properly checked and verified.

Senate urges police to recover 36 children trafficked out of FCT’

The Senate has called on the police force to rescue the 36 children who were abducted and believed to be trafficked out of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

This is as it requested that the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) establish systems to prevent child trafficking throughout the nation.

It also urged the social department of the FCT to ensure that the registration of orphanages and shelters is properly checked and verified.

The resolutions were sequel to the adoption of a motion sponsored by Senator Ireti Kingibe, (LP, FCT) during Thursday’s plenary.

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Moving her motion, Kingibe disclosed that four (4) out of the Forty (40) children abducted, were recovered from a lady known as Success Nwako.

On February 18, 2024, a complaint alleging illicit activities bordering on stealing, abduction and trafficking of children perpetrated by one Madam Success Nwako of the Gwagwalada, Kwali, and Kuje area councils, was addressed to me in a letter forwarded by the missing children parents association (MCPA), an NGO based in Gwagwalada area council,” she said.

“It was alleged that the ugly menace started in the wake of 2018 and continued unabated to date in spite of relentless efforts to stem the tide of this ugly scenario.

“On the 4th of January, 2024, Madam Success was apprehended by the police with the help of a vigilante group along the Gwagwalada expressway with two abducted children.

“Upon investigation by the police, it was unravelled that the abduction and stealing of children were carried out by a syndicate and this led to the arrest of three accomplices, while others are at large.”

In his contribution, Senator Oyewumi Olalere (PDP, Osun West) said, “I just want us to commend the effort of the Nigerian Police, the vigilante and the good synergy that exists between them that led to the arrest of the woman in question.”

Sharon Eboesomi

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