Group Wants Okowa To Declare State Of Emergency On Child Traffickers

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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State

By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON

The Nigerian Child Welfare Fund has called on the Delta State Government of Nigeria to declare a “State of Emergency” on Child Traffickers.

President of the Group, Comrade Joshua Omorere made the call in a
statement signed and made available to newsmen in Warri on Tuesday.

Omorere stated that all Unregistered orphanage in Delta State should
as a matter of urgency be closed just as he called the Delta State
House of Assembly to enact a law to jail anyone caught running
unregistered orphanage for a minimum of 20 years in Prison.

Omorere stated that the Building where such home is run should be
demolished and the land seized by the State Government.

According to him,” Anyone caught selling or buying a child will go for
20 years imprisonment as because if nobody buys, there will be no
seller and our children will be safe.”

Omorere also advocated for stringent conditions for running an
orphanage stressing that, individuals should be discouraged from going
into the business.

He said,” Only organization that has been existing and functional for
a minimum of 25 years with strong financial background should go into
it.”

Omorere also requested the Inspector General of Police, the member
representing the people of Uvwie in the Delta State House of Assembly,
Hon. Efe Ofobruku and the Nigeria Union of Journalists,Delta State
Council to put a word accross to the Assistant Inspector General of
Police in charge of Zone 9 Umuahia to enable his officers do a
thorough job and bring both Sam Daniels, Madam Euphemia Alago and
others involved in the criminal act to face the full weight of the
law.

Omorere was reacting to the arrest and subsequent release of a Staff
of the Nigerian Prison Service, Oluchi Onwughara and one Madam
Euphemia Alago for allegedly buying four stolen children from Agbarho
Community in Delta State by the Police in Umuahia, Abia State.
The children were allegedly stolen from three different women at
Agbarho Community in Delta State by the Police in Umuahia, Abia State.

The children were allegedly stolen from three different women at
Agbarho Community in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta
State.

Omorere claimed that the four children were allegedly stolen from the
ignorant mothers by one Sam Daniels on the 15th&16th of February 2017
after promising them marriage.

Omorere stated that one Sam Daniels who rented a room apartment in
Agbarho Community took the women separately on the insistence that
carry one or two of their children to see his supposed bother before
they will eventually marry and they succumbed.

One of the victims, Mabel Asokanhe who is resident in Agbarho with her
two children were the first to fall prey Abia State.

When she got to Abia State, Sam Daniels took her to see his supposed
mother’s house(Madam Euphemia Alago.

After about an hour,Sam Daniels told his supposed mother that he is
going to the bank with Mabel Asokanhe, his fiancee to withdraw money
requesting his supposed mother to look after the children they return.

While inside the bank, Sam Daniels collected and filled his name
without “Surname” on withdrawal slip, filled the amount in figure,
signed and requested that his victim stand in the queue with the slip
in her hand that he wants to ease himself.

That was the last time, Mabel Asokanhe saw him and could not find her
way back to where she left her children.

According to Omorere, Sam Daniels proceeded immediately to Agbarho in
Delta State that same day and carried two other victims, Ovoke Isaac
and Blessing Idewu the following day to Abia State but he stopped at
Aaba ad carted away their children.

The arrests and release was made possible by the police crack squad
headed by one Insp. Ikenna following complaints at the State CID by
one Mabel Asokanhe after the matter was referred to the Gender Unit
for Investigation.

The Gender Unit sent a signal to Insp. Ikenna to transfer the women to
them over some children in their possession and he refused but he made
them produce the first two children released them on bail without
investigation or look for Sam Daniels that sold the women to the
children.

Two of the children have are yet to be recovered by the Police while
the women (Oluchi Onwughara and Madam Euphemia Alago) are nowhere to be found.

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