18-year-old girl kidnapped boy to raise money to buy a car in Adamawa

An 18-year-old girl, identified as Blessing John, has been apprehended by the police in Adamawa State while searching for a ritualist to buy a boy she allegedly kidnapped.

She reportedly lured the boy from Michika, her neighbourhood, and took him to Mubi in search of a buyer.

DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, said she was arrested as a result of a tip-off.

Nguroje said, Blessing John told the police investigators that she wanted to raise money to buy a car and live a luxurious life, hence, she had to abduct the boy.

According to the PPRO, “she took the little boy to Mubi to sell, but when she could not reach the buyers on phone, she decided to search for another buyer. She ended up talking to the wrong person, who in turn informed the police.”

Nguroje further explained that a friend told her she could make money by supplying children to ritualists and human traffickers.

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