by crossriverwatch admin
Solomon Nse Udo Akpan, the 4year old child who was kidnapped at Atekong Street Big Qua on the 17th March, 2014 in Calabar was yesterday, Sunday dumped at 15 King street, 500 meters away from Atekong at about 9pm by his abductors.
Neighbors took the child to Akim police station after which the parents were contacted. The child was handed over to the family at 11:49pm last night and was seen very happy and playing with his other siblings when they got to their Asi Abang home at Big Qua.
Master Solomon appeared to be in good health when he was sighted at Akim police station last night by CrossRiverWatch. Eye witnesses told our reporter that a cab dropped him and drove off.
Master Solomon was abducted by members of a gang which is said to specialize in kidnapping children of kindergarten and nursery school age in Calabar.
Members of the gang were said to have stormed the community at about 8pm in an Audi car with a concealed car registration number on March 27th, 2014 and drove to Mr. Edet’s compound, where they sighted the boy and his friends playing around while his mother was selling fried yam.
The incident reportedly took place while the local vigilante members, majority of whom are football lovers were preoccupied with watching the Chelsea match against Turkish football club, Galataxary in the on-going European Champions league.
The child’s father, Nse Udo Akpan, a security man at Holy Child Secondary School, Calabar had told CrossRiverWatch that “Since most able bodied residents of the area were busy watching the football match, there was no one to go after the kidnappers and by the time we got to hear what had happened, the boys had gone far and besides there was no available car to go after them.”
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