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Restaurant owner abducts and sells his employee’s children in Imo state (Photos)

The Imo State Police Command in Owerri has arrested the owner of a restaurant, City Garden Resort, at Banana Junction, Amaifeke, Chimezie Agubata, for allegedly abducting three children and selling two of them.


Agubata, who hails from Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State and reportedly manages an orphanage home, God’s Favour Orphanage Home, in Okporo, was paraded by the police on Friday.

A widow, Mrs. Esther Agwu, narrated to newsmen at the police station how Agubata allegedly abducted her three children and sold off two of them.

The widow, who hails from Amasiri Afikpo Community in Ebonyi State, said she had been working for Agubata when the suspects allegedly abducted the children under the guise that he was taking care of them.

The widow said it was by God’s grace that her eldest child escaped from Agubata’s home when he noticed that his siblings had been given to two different persons, who took them away in different vehicles.

Agwu explained that it was one Ifeanyi, who introduced her to Agubata, upon the demise of her husband.

The widow said the suspect promised to offer her a job without knowing that he was in the business of abducting and selling children.

Agwu said,


“He told me that his wife was not happy that my children were playing around on his business premises and that he would want my three children to stay with his mother in her house. He presented one woman who claimed to be his mother and from the shop she left with my children.

“That same day, he told me that there is one of his uncles in Lagos whose wife has difficulty in child bearing and that the man would want to see me for marriage. He then gave me N5,500 to go to Lagos and told me that he would come and pick me at the park.

“The following day, I left for Lagos to see the proposed husband. But when I got to Lagos, a woman called and picked me and kept me in a place that looked like a brothel with prostitutes.

“I asked her about the man. She said I will go to Ghana or stay in Lagos and do what others were doing at the brothel. I had to run out of the place and went to the street, where I started begging for assistance. Some people assisted me with transport fare with which I immediately travelled back to Orlu to look for my children,” Agwu recounted.

The state Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, said the command was determined to eradicate child trafficking in the state.

Ezike said operatives of the command had been charged to go after people who derive joy in trading in human beings, especially little children, adding that anybody who got involved in running illegal orphanages would be brought to justice.




  1. plumpyj

    July 17, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    I pray the other kids are found nd returned to there mother.

  2. Omoye Imoloame

    July 17, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Ah… Are you Mrs Evans or what

  3. Valentine Nwankwo

    July 17, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    That means human trafficking is her main business. Who knows how many children she has sold in the past.

    Evans second in command.

  4. Habeebllah Ibn Yusuf

    July 17, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Asin….dis kind shit always gat me shock…he is not contented wit wat God provide for him abi…now he will lose everytin

  5. Olivia Uli

    July 17, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Hmmmm…. Na waoo

  6. Sandra Joe

    July 17, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Wat a thing

  7. Taofiquat Moyosore

    July 17, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    This is pure wickedness and lack of contentment

  8. Akintayo Rukiyat Oyenike

    July 17, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Children trafficking under the very nose of the children’s parents. You’re so brave for bad work and heartless

  9. Bold Omo T Maryam

    July 17, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Things people do for money
    Nawa oooo

  10. Gloria Golden

    July 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Daughter of Eve

  11. Queen Precious Ufuoma

    July 17, 2017 at 2:50 pm


  12. Cherrygirl

    July 17, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Heartless fellow. I pray others are found.

  13. Ogon Asueya Vanessa

    July 17, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Even yesterday as I was travelling, all the people carrying babies were been checked

  14. Nwachukwu Belinda Nkem

    July 17, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Haaaa see business, God save ur children o

  15. Gregory Moore Jr.

    July 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Meaning the restaurant was just a camouflage, hmmm strange

  16. Veronica Okoli

    July 18, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Heartless being

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