Chioma and the five kids found in her house.
The police at State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Owerri have arrested a woman Chioma Anoruo who has confessed to selling about 19 children to ritualistic.
Chioma was arrested by the Orlu community local vigilante led by their chairman, Innocent Anokwute. She was subsequently handed over to the police.
Five children including a new born baby already kidnapped for sale were rescued from her house.
A Jeep belonging to her husband, Emeka who is now on the run was recovered along with an undisclosed large sum of money.
TheHeat Nigeria gathered from the residents that there has been incessant missing of children in the area which was of serious concern to the community leaders.
This year alone the community have recorded large number of missing children.
On 30 of March, master Dominion Obasi, a pupil of Ezioha Community School, Okporo was kidnapped in the school premise and since then, he has not been found.
While the community was searching for him, a son of a Deeper Life Church pastor was also kidnapped and is still missing.
Recently, two sons of the same parents, identified as Chukwuemeka and Chigozie, pupils of Holy trinity Anglican school, Amazu in Okporo was abducted while returning home after their school had closed for the day.
As the abductors were trying to escape with them with them on their motorcycle, a palm wine tapper who saw the two men, while on top of a palm tree, raised alarm which attracted the attention of vigilante who pursued them and apprehended one of the suspect identified as Ebuka.
The house where the kids were found.
The arrested of Chioma followed Ebuka’s confession that she and her husband were his sponsors who buys each child from his gang for N100,000.
According to vigilant, when Chioma’s husband, Emeka sighted them, he escaped through the back door while his wife chioma was apprehended and forced to open their doors apartment where the victims were found inside a room in captivity.
During her confession, she revealed that human merchandise was their family business between her and her husband, Emeka for years.
She allegedly confessed that her major work in the business was to keep the victim while her husband contact buyers and sell them.
She also confessed that they have sold more than 19 children and the remaining five was yet to be sold to their customers before her arrest.
The vigilante transferred Chioma and the rescued victims to SCID Owerri under a department led by one Supol Obi.