Police Nab Suspected Trafficker With 23 Children In Taraba

The Taraba state police command has arrested a suspected child trafficker identified as Mary Yakubu. Mary was nabbed with 23 children by the State Police Command.

The suspect was paraded before newsmen on Monday with the children who are aged between four and seven, comprising of 14 boys and nine girls.

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David Misal, the Taraba State Police Spokesperson, said the children have been handed over to the Ministry of Social Welfare in the state.

He also revealed that 7 parents have been arrested so far while investigation to arrest others have been intensified.

Speaking to newsmen, Mary Yakubu insisted that the children were handed over to her by their parents, who asked her to look for people to take care of them.

The suspect, who herself is a mother of 7 said;

“The parents of the children told me to come get them for people who would help cater to their educational needs because, in their villages, there are no schools.

“This is actually the first time I am doing this, and I did not collect any money from their parents,” Mary claimed.

“I am a mother of seven, a teacher at Adamu Primary School in Bali LGA. I am 45 years and was arrested at the car park in Bali when I was about leaving with the children.”