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Type of document: News
Topic: Actions/initiatives/projects
Law enforcement
Trafficking patterns
Geographic descriptors: United Kingdom
Language: English
Publisher: allafrica.com
Date of publication: 15 December 2004
Long Abstract: "As far as were are concerned, Metropolitan Police have not made any arrests in connection with the investigations," said Mr Maskell. He said investigation had been stepped up and arrests were inevitable but declined to give further details. And a senior police source at West Midlands police headquarters said they were not aware of Amos Deya's arrest. Deya's family insisted yesterday that their son, Amos was under arrest at Birmingham Police Station in the area. The embattled preacher accused of child trafficking was reportedly keeping a vigil with his family outside Birmingham Police Station where they claim his son is held. A lawyer, Cliff Ombeta, representing Amos's mother Mary, told The Standard in Nairobi that police in Kenya and Britain were harassing his clients. The new twist in the on-going Deya miracle baby saga comes after it emerged on Monday that Officers attached to the Metropolitan Police's Child Abuse Investigation Command raided Amos Deya's house in Salisbury Road, in Birmingham and took a four-year-old boy into care. The boy was found on Friday during a raid at five of Gilbert Deya Ministries properties in south London, Birmingham, Manchester and Scotland. Child Protection Officers, who were accompanied by social workers, entered the five addresses as part of an investigation into alleged child trafficking between UK and Kenya. Amos, who was away during the raid, is said to have returned to the house, and found his baby missing. He is pastor of the Birmingham branch of the church, situated on Cardigan Street in the city centre. Metropolitan Police and New Scotland Yard (Organised Crime Unit) are heading the international child trafficking investigations, which is coordinated from London and also involves Kenyan police and International Police (Interpol). Amos, who was away during the raid, is said to have returned to the house, only to find the baby missing. He is pastor of the Birmingham branch of the church, situated on Cardigan Street in the city centre.
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