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Child trafficking: FCT Police arrest suspect for offering N200,000 bribe halt investigation

By Danmaryam Zayamu

Detectives attached to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, have arrested a 47-year-old John Griphin, a child trafficking suspect who offered N200,000 bribe to the officers in order to halt investigation.

The Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Bala Ciroma, disclosed this at a media briefing in Abuja, Friday.

He explained that, “on May 24, 2020, Police operatives from Anti-One Chance Unit investigating a case of child trafficking has arrested one John Griphin, 47 years, for bribing police detectives with the sum of N200,000.

“The suspect offered the money to the investigators to put an end to the ongoing investigation.

“Instead of yielding to antics, the police officers act professionally; they collected the money and registered it as exhibit.

“Meanwhile, investigation into a tip-off that a woman, now at large, is running a baby factory is in progress. “Some collaborators of the fugitive suspect, have been arrested, and are helping out with the ongoing investigation.”

The suspects are one Ifeayinwa Williams, 42years; Blessing Williams, 58years and Emmanuel Williams ‘m’ 63years.

The suspects, he said, will be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of investigation.

The CP however, charged residents of capital city to be security conscious and also pay special attention to the protection and security of their children.

Some of the recent feats recorded by the Command include within the past few weeks, the CP said, included the arrest of suspected kidnappers, recovery of their firearms and dislodging of their hideouts; arrest of armed robbery suspects, recovery of their firearms and operational cars; and arrest of suspects for incest, unnatural, and other criminal offences.

The CP applauded the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu and the Minister of the FCT, Mallam Muhammed Musa Bello, for their support.

Written by ExpressDay

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