A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy, whose name was given as Winners Adindu, was yesterday, rescued by policemen in Nnewi, Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State and handed over to his parents.
He was found 10 months after he was stolen at Osusu village in Obingwa LGA of Abia State.
A source close to the family said that sometime in October 2019, a private tutor of Adindu whose name could not be immediately ascertained came to their (Adindus’) home and picked up the boy for a private lesson as she had done earlier. But after picking up little Adindu on the fateful day, the boy went ‘missing’ and this prompted the parents in company of his tutor to report the matter to the Dragon Squad in Aba.
While Adindu’s parents were searching for him, the tutor who was feigning ignorance joined in the search of the little boy.
But police investigations revealed that Adindu’s lesson tutor had a hand in his disappearance.
According to investigation, after picking up the boy from the home of his parents, the private teacher in the pretense of taking him to her home for the lesson handed him over to a suspected child trafficker who sold Adindu to a woman named Nkiru Eze, 48, who is based at Nnewi, for an undisclosed amount.
Eze has kept little Adindu in her custody since October last year, while police were searching for him. But efforts of the police team paid off on August 11, when they arrested Eze and rescued the missing boy from her at Nnewi.