Anambra State Police Command have launched a search for the parents of a 12-year-old boy, Gabriel Tehrile, suspected to have been trafficked from Benue State.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed, who made this known in a statement on Tuesday, said Tehrile was taken to Nnobi Police Station, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State by a Good Samaritan.
Mohammed said preliminary investigation revealed that the child was brought from Benue to Anambra by his traffickers last week, but the boy ran away from the supposed guardian and all efforts to contact his relations proved difficult.
“On 22/5/2020 one Gabriel Tehrile ‘m’ aged about 12 years from Egbeji Zakibiam in Benue State was brought to Nnobi Police Station, Idemili South LGA by a good samaritan.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the child was brought from Benue State to Anambra by his traffickers last week but the boy ran away from the supposed guardian and all efforts to contact his relations have proved difficult.”
He added that anyone with useful information about the found child should report at Nnobi Divisional Police Station or contact the office of the Public Relations Officer, Anambra State Police Command through mobile phone number 08060970639.
KanyiDaily had also reported how the police rescued a 10-year-old girl who was allegedly stolen from Akwa Ibom State and sold to a couple in Onitsha, the commercial city of the state.