‘I Sold My Daughter, & My Neighbor’s Son to Raise Money for my Father-Inlaw Burial’- Man Confesses


The Police in Lagos has arrested a man named Kingsley Oriaku for selling one of his five children, in Waidi Ogunseye Street, Meiran, Lagos State.

Upon Interrogation he also confessed to kidnapping his neighbour’s 7-year-old son, Gabriel Yanga, barely two months after he moved to the area, adding that he used the N310,000 he realised from the sale of the two children for the burial of his father-in-law.
He said,

 “I am a bricklayer. My father-in-law died and we wanted to do his burial. Peoplr that owed me refused to pay me. I was living in Abia State before with my family. In July, I moved down to Lagos. Early in September 2017, I contacted a nurse called Patience that I wanted Chimamada to be at the orphanage for proper care. She works at a hospital where my wife gave birth to Chimamada.
“Patience directed me to the evangelist, who took Chimamada to the orphanage home. I collected N190,000 from the operator of the orphanage home. Two days after, I came back to Lagos and fled with Gabriel (Yanga). I took him to the evangelist on her request and got N120,000. I used the money for my father in-law’s burial.”

He said after much pressure from his wife on the whereabouts of their daughter, he opened up to her, adding that his wife reported him to the police in Abia State.

“We later settled the case and our daughter was recovered from the orphanage. In November, policemen from Lagos came to pick me up in Abia State. Loveth (Nwako) and I led them to recover the boy as well,” he added.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi,  explained that Yanga was recovered at the Ajali village, Anambra State, adding that the suspects would soon be charged to court.


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