Saturday, July 12, 2014

9-Year-Old Girl Kidnapped at 6 Confronts Her Traffickers After She is Rescued by Police

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Her real name is Iyabo but she was renamed Blessing after she was abducted at the age of 6, and spent the last 3 years of her life trafficked from one woman in Lagos to another who sold her along for profit.

According to the Lagos State Police Command who rescued her, Iyabo had been sold to different people and made to work as a maid. She was on her way to school when a woman wearing a pudah (burquah) took her away in her car.

She told reporters that she did domestic work in the various “homes” and each time she complained to people that she had been abducted, they beat her. The last woman threatened to poison her.

Eventually Iyabo was rescued and her abductors arrested after the woman who bought her for N130,000 tried to sell her to another woman for between N350,000 - N650,000.

The police say they are currently working to nab the ringleader of the abductors, so Iyabo can be reunited with her family. But until then, the young girl will remain in custody of the police, while the suspects will be charged to court.

They gave blessing the opportunity to speak to the women who were speechless before the face of the courageous little girl they had almost dehumanized.

Check out the video below...

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