NEWS: A COUPLE HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR SELLING STOLEN CHILDREN IN OGUN AND OYO STATE

The proverbial saying of the  'everyday for thief one day for the owner' was exactly what happened to this couple, who sell stolen children.

The husband and wife living in Ogun state were apprehended at Mosafote, Unity road in Ibafo area of Ogun state.

Their neighbors started suspecting the couple for few months now when the wife, Morenike would strangely bring  a child home in the evening and take the child away the following day.

Eye witnesses has confirmed that she had done this on four different occasion before she was finally caught with a four year old girl, the girl was later found to have been abducted in Ibadan, Oyo state.
Residents identified the landlady of the couple as Habibat Oresanya, sister of Shittu, Morenike's husband and accomplice.

It was later claimed that, Morenike, when she abduct a child in Ogun state, takes them to Oyo state and if it was in Lagos she stole the children, she also take them to Oyo state to sell.

It was gathered that neighbors began monitoring her activities after she brought in a four year old girl about 9 PM on Sunday of last week. She had strapped the little girl to her back and was leaving the neighborhood when a community leader, Chief Toyeeb Balogun confronted her, the community leader later took her to the Baale of Mosafote for questioning.

He said:
“People have been saying that Iya Ahmed (Morenike) bring strange children into the community in the evening and take them away the following day.
“On Sunday, October 8, she came home with a girl of about five-year-old. The girl looked malnourished. The next day, she left home with her and did not return with her. 

“After that incident, some neighbours reported to the baale and he told them to monitor her. Around 12pm on Monday, some residents came to tell me that they saw her leaving the community with another girl. I rushed to meet her and asked her who the girl was. She said she was her sister’s child in Egbeda.
“We took her to the palace. When we got there, she told the baale that the girl’s mother is in Ipaja, Lagos State. We then took her to FSARS in Warewa. Her husband came to the station and told the police that she usually brought the girls from Ilorin (Kwara State).
“They asked him what the children were used for, but he said he did not know. Both of them have been detained. This is the fifth time she would be seen with an unknown child.”
During the interrogation in the palace of the Baale, Chief Sikiru Ademuyiwas, the Baale asked Morenike to call the  parents of the girl to come to the palace. He explained that he decided to involve the police when the parents of the girl didn't show up.
Ademuyiwa said:
“She called somebody who claimed to be the mother of the girl. The person said she lived in Ipaja. I asked her to come to my palace with the father of the girl. I waited for several hours, but the so-called parents did not show up.
“When she was interrogated by the police, she said the parents of the girl were in Ijebu. But the child told us that she lived with her parents in Agodi, Ibadan, Oyo State. She said her father’s name is TK. I have told the police to handle the matter very well.”
A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said,
“We have been seeing her for some time now with unknown children. We wondered where she got those children from. The landlady does not live in the community,” he added.
When contacted the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO) ASP, Abimbola Oyeyemi promised to get back to NewTelegraphonline’s correspondent on the matter.

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