Police arrest two in possession of missing boy
The Ogun state police command has arrested a Bible study teacher, Blessing Ozor who has been in possession of a boy, Joshua Joseph who went missing two years ago.
The seven-year-old boy went missing in Ijebu -Ode area of Ogun state and was allegedly sold to Ozor for a sum of N1million in Anambra state in 2018.
The boy, however, regained his freedom in 2019 after he has been renamed as Chisom in Ozor’s house.
Galaxy News gathered that the abductors of Joseph met their waterloo after two out of the three-member syndicate Rita and Angela were arrested and remanded in the correctional home in Edo and Ondo states for kidnapping related offence.
They, however, confessed during the investigation on Joseph’s whereabout.
During the handing over of the boy to his parent, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi explained that Joy sold the child to Ozor based on forged documents.
He said joy works in the Ministry of Women Affairs in Anambra state, a leverage she used in selling off adopted children kidnapped by her other members of the syndicate, Rita and Angela.
Explaining her part, Ozor said she gave Joy N150,000 for the process of the papers and later gave her N900,000 on the point of completion.
Ozor claimed innocence of the crime, saying she adopted the child for the sum of N1 million from a level 13 civil servant in Anambra state, Ifeoma Joy.