Parents of 15 year-old girl Precious Nwaigwe, who was kidnapped in Lagos by some Niger-based kidnappers on Sunday May 25th last year have revealed how a relation of theirs connived with some the kidnappers to kidnap their daughter and sell her to some pimps in Libya.
Speaking with Punch, Blessing Nwaigwe, Precious's mother said the police have arrested a relation of theirs who worked with the kidnappers...
“The person that has just been arrested is one of our relatives. He is my cousin’s child and is currently with SARS. When we got his contact sometime in September last year from the kidnappers, we did not know he was the one because they gave us a different name. So, his family and our family had a meeting and he was invited to the meeting to resolve the issue. It was during the meeting that the police arrested him.Blessing, a student of the Ikenne Community College in Ikenne Ogun state had come to Lagos to spend the holidays with her father at his home in Ajah and was on her way back to school when she was kidnapped.
The suspect said the girl was no longer with him. He told the police investigators that after he was paid N250,000, he released the girl to another person who took her to Libya.”
Her Father, Okoro Nwadile, while recounting how his daughter was kidnapped, said he placed her in a commercial bus that would take her to back to school and unknown to him, the bus was filled with kidnappers. He said days later, he got a call from the school, inquiring why she had not resumed. He said this was followed by a call from the kidnappers demanding for $100,000 ransom or they would make Sarah work for them so she can pay her ransom.
The case was reported at the Ajah Police Division from where it was transferred to the Anti-Robbery Squad in Ikeja. A police source who spoke on the recent developments in the case, confirmed that Blessing who was initially taken to Niger has been transferred to Libya.
“The girl is no more in the Niger Republic. She has been taken to Libya and the police have arrested one of those involved in the kidnap. The new suspect told us that the girl was no longer in his custody because she had been sold to some people suspected to be pimps in Libya.” the police source said