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Committee for the defence of human right (CDHR) Delta state chapter has raised an alarm, accusing the top Delta state government officials in brisk in business of child trafficking in connivance with dealers of orphanage where adopters passed through the backdoor without court procedure to sell children to adopters with huge payment of N9 million and N7 million for male and female children respectively.
In a press conference in Warri last Week Friday at the Warri Nigerian Union of journalists office by members of the Committee of Defence of Human Right (CDHR) in a paper signed by the Delta state Chairperson, State secretary Prince Taiga and Comrade Jonathan Giam respectively have accused top Delta state functionaries and orphanage homes dealers of engaging in child trafficking by selling children illegally to adopters with an outrageous fees of N9 million and N7 million for without the knowledge of the court for both male and female children respectively.
The group said that there are highly placed personalities (names withheld) in Delta government behind this shady deal and that they have petitioned the matter to various security agencies, including the DSS to investigate and arrest the persons and prosecute them for offences of child trafficking. But said the highly placed personalities swept the matter under the carpet without being arrested and prosecuted for the crime of child trafficking.
They added that most of the said adopters are ritualists who are eagerly in search of human parts. That they sold these children without proper document, bypassing the court procedure.
According to the CDHR, ‘‘We demand for the immediate arrest and prosecution of such persons in Delta state government for allegations of child trafficking and illegal illegal adoption
‘’ That we demand for the account analysis of all adoption forms at the ministry of women affairs Delta state.
‘‘ That we demand for the immediate sealing off of all registered and unregistered orphanages in Delta state with the affected children taken into DSS custody.
‘‘ That we demand for the whereabouts of the 50 family courts and 104 assessors constituted by the Delta state women affairs commissioner Chief Mrs Betty Efekhoda as published in Pointer Newspaper 21st November 2013’’ the group demanded.