Stella Dimoko Police Arrest Suspected Trafficker Trying To Flee With 23 Children


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Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Police Arrest Suspected Trafficker Trying To Flee With 23 Children

A 45-year-old mother of seven has been apprehended in Taraba state while trying to flee with 23 children.

The Taraba State Police Command arrested the suspected child trafficker, Mary Yakubu, with the 23 children in the State.

The children, who are between the ages of four and seven, comprise 14 boys and nine girls.

Mary, a 45-year-old mother of seven, was paraded along with other suspects on Monday at the State Police Command headquarters in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital.

The Police Public Relations Officer, David Misal, told newsmen that the suspect was intercepted with the kids at a park in Bali Local Government Area of the state while they were about to board a vehicle.

He revealed that the 23 children have been handed over to the Ministry of Social Welfare in the state.

Misal added that seven parents of some of the children have been arrested in connection with the crime while the investigation was ongoing to apprehend others.


  1. Thank God she was caught...
    So does that mean those children were kidnapped? Were their parents involved?

    1. Go back and read the last paragraph

  2. So she didn’t kidnap them, the parents were in coalition with her. Wow 😳.

  3. Why do we still cover the face of criminals?

  4. Where is she taking them to? Is she working with the parents?

    1. Probably houseboy/ house girl work.

    2. @11:51. Ages btw FOUR and SEVEN yrs for houseboy/housegirl work? O dikwa somehow bo.

  5. Why are they shielding her identity. Their faces should be exposed.
    The parents may have sold the kids out

  6. She didnt kidnap them I believe. Their parent would be aware. I guess she traffics them to the SS, SE or SW for house girl / house boy jobs as an "Agent" while their parents chill in the village and get paid. Some parents in those areas do it not for money but so their children can get trained in a better environment. Poverty is a terrible thing. Too bad! I don't know the kind of work anyone can give to a four to seven year old. Shior!

  7. The parents were involved too. Na wa o.

  8. Nigeria's problem is not just poverty but wickedness. This woman has SEVEN children and uses this money as an "agent" to train them. The parents of these children also want to eat despite not being able to feed their kids.

    The children are too young and poor to own phones so unless they can run and become street kids, they would be stuck in situations of abuse or neglect till this woman visits. However, the parents who rolled in the sheets would be spending their child's sweat and perhaps even making more babies to be enslaved.

    If they release this child to be raised by a relative who would let him/her come down for holiday, they would pester this person with more of their burdens and cause more confusion in the helper's home but at least the child would be educated enough to support herself later. They won't be able to charge on the other hand and the helper may want to save the money for the child so he does not labor all his young life for nothing. Being with your own blood does not mean you are safe from abuse.

    The entire situation is just sad but before making broad rules, let us realize that children working in farms and helping out in the shop after work is also child labor.

    Training in vulcanizer sheds and baking, catering, and hawking bread so your school fees can be paid is also child labor. Not every child working is being abused. Manning a lemonade stand or selling girls scout cookies is work but not abuse. Renting out your child's little muscles so adults can flex is abuse.


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