*Family in Disarray
*Police Allegedly Demand N0.2m As Mobilization Fee
Chinasa Okoh probably believed she was in the clear after narrating an abduction tale about how one-year old Chisom Adumike got missing in her custody. However, available information seem to suggest she may have masterminded the alleged kidnap. Arising therefrom, she has since been arrested while efforts to pick up her boyfriend, who acted as accomplice, is in top gears.
Sources disclosed that Chisom was kidnapped by Chinasa, her aunt, on July 28, in Amankwu Olikwu Awgu community in the Awgu local government area of Enugu State, on her way from school and reportedly sold her to her boyfriend. The abduction is said to have taken place right at the kid’s school field.
“On July 28, Chisom was taken by her mother to school, while she left for the farm. They had an evening lesson that day, which made the school close around 4pm. But when Chisom’s mother came back from the farm around 5pm, she started looking for her, going from house to house, but no one could tell where she was.
We joined the search as some children told us that another child, Ego, took her from school but on their way home, she dropped her on the school field, where Chinaza Okoh picked her up.
We searched everywhere that day, but we could not find her. The next morning, we started searching again and noticed Chinaza making suspicious calls. Meanwhile, someone had already told us that three days before that day, Chinaza told her to sell one of her children so that the person would get money to train her other children. But the woman refused. That made us invite the police to arrest her.
When she was arrested, she denied at first that she knew anything about the whereabouts of the child. She later confessed that she was the one who picked her and gave her to her boyfriend from Mmaku, Micheal Chukwuobasi, and one Anioke Ikechukwu. We went in search of them with the police, but we could not find them,” a source revealed.
The source added that the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, adding that the policemen in charge of the matter demanded N200,000 for mobilisation.
He said the N170,000 raised by villagers for the purpose was rejected by the cops.
“The police directed us to a firm that could track those people and we went to them. They demanded N1.2m and after much pleading, they reduced it to N600,000. But we don’t know where to get the money. We don’t know if the government can help us,” the source added.
Meanwhile, Chisom’s father, Ejimofor Adumike, is said to have disclosed that the absence of his child is putting the family in disarray. According to him,
“Chinaza sold my daughter to two men. I am not myself anymore. I need help to find my daughter. This child we are talking about is a twin. Her second died on January 13 and now, the surviving one is missing. I want the police and the state government to help me find my daughter.”
When contacted for details Enugu command PPRO, Daniel Ndukwe, responded by asking for the source of the story. Even after being directed to a national daily, he failed to provide any further details.