32 Suspected ‘Stolen’ Children Intercepted In Benue State - FIRST AWARENESS


Sunday, January 9, 2022

32 Suspected ‘Stolen’ Children Intercepted In Benue State

The suspected stolen children

By Our Reporter
Men of Operation Zenda in Benue State have intercepted two Nezam Buses loaded with 32 under aged children suspected to have been stolen  at Ameladu Gboko local government areas.

First Awareness gathered that the buses conveying the affected Children were said to be heading to Ede in Osun State before they were intercepted. 

It was also learnt that,the woman in charge of the children, Mrs Linda Angbandoo Akaasema, said the children were already in Osun state schooling and only visited Benue for the festive period.

Mrs Akaasema stated further that she is an orphanage owner with the name Akaasema Child Care Foundation registered in Benue but operational in Osun state.

The Children numbering thirty two have thirteen boys and nineteen girls of different ages with the oldest among them being twenty-five years old.

One of the Buses

Mrs Akaasema said the children are from Ukum local government towns of Zakibiam, Jootar and other towns sharing Boundaries with Taraba state.

When Mrs Akaasema was asked to provide evidence to prove the children were already in school and only visited home, she could not provide any and was also unable to provide any documents to identify herself saying she forgot all when leaving Osun state.

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