The Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in Cross River, has arrested a suspected child trafficker, Imabong Aniefiok-Samuel with a five-day-old baby boy.
A statement signed by the spokesperson of NIS in the state, SP Amor Austin in Calabar on Thursday, said the suspect was arrested on Wednesday by officials of the NIS at Peace Park in Etta Agbor, Calabar.
The statement said the suspect would be used to trace others at large who had earlier indicated interest to buy the baby.
“The Assistant Comptroller-General of NIS in Cross River, Mrs Ijeoma Emenike has directed that the culprit and the baby be handed over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) for further investigation and prosecution.
“The matter will be investigated and other suspects once apprehended will be charged to court for necessary action,” the statement said.
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