US$30,000.00 Child Trade Smashed, As Sierra Leone Interpol Agents Arrive In Liberia

According to report, Sierra Leone Interpol agents arrived in Liberia Monday, March 13, 2017 seeking the cooperation of their Liberian counterparts in a syndicate that would have seen the sale of two kids for US$15,000.00 each.

A local daily reported here today, that the syndicate was smashed last week when Tubmanburg police detachment in western Liberia arrested two Sierra Leoneans former inmates negotiating the sale of the kids; the under aged children were being sold for US$15,000.00 each, the reported gathered by the local daily said.

The prime suspect, Sao Bawoh, who is the biological mother of the six and three-year old children, was in police custody in Bomi County, together with her accomplice, Hannah Brima, a nurse.

The two suspects, according to our sources, carved out their deal when they met in prison serving sentences for various offences in Sierra Leone’s eastern provincial city of Kenema, a Sierra Leone journalist who traveled with a cracked team investigating the matter, told the Guardian newspaper.

They reported arrived in the Country with the children recently and bebegan negotiating their sale in Tubmanburg, Bomi County in western Liberia.

According to the report, a Sirra Leone who got wind of the deal alerted a local radio station in Keenemas, Sahr William Yongai. After verifying the facts in Kenema, Mr. Yongai went ahead to air the report, he said.

Meanwhile, according to the report, a five-man team of Interpol agents, the journalist, the father and a social worker are said to be in the Country for the search of the missing children

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL), including several other international organizations of journalists.