|Aduo Ouattara, aged eight, was locked in a suitcase as part of a plan to smuggle him into Spain. The tragic pictures shocked people around the world, showing the desperation of migrants trying to enter Europe|
The shocking image of the young boy crammed into the case was seen around the world, highlighting the extreme measures migrants were taking to try and reach Europe.
|A tearful Lucie Ouattara embraces her son during an emotional reunion in Cueta. The boy's father, who lives in Spain, was arrested hours after Adou was found but says he knew nothing about the suitcase plan|
|The Moroccan woman tried to smuggle him through airport security - but he was uncovered by officials|
Adou is now with his mother Lucie Ouattara following an emotional reunion in Cueta, after officials insisted on DNA tests to prove they were related. Hours after Adou was discovered his father, who lives legally with his mother in Spain, was arrested and jailed, charged with abusing the child and trying to smuggle him into the country.
Speaking through his lawyer, the dad said he knew nothing of the suitcase plan, believing his son was to be brought in by car with a visa he had paid for. The Moroccan woman, who was unrelated to the boy, has also been detained.
|Lucie lives in Fuerteventura, an island in the Canaries, with the boy's father. They had been trying to bring their two children over from the Ivory Coast, and their 11-year-old daughter was brought in recently|
For their reunion the mother and the boy were accompanied by lawyer Juan Isidro Fernandez Diaz, who said they had paid the father's bail and hoped he would be released soon. The father has been living legally on the Spanish Canary Island of Fuerteventura for seven years. His Ivory Coast wife had joined him and they were trying to bring over two of their children. His lawyer said an 11-year-old daughter was allowed in recently but Ouattara's monthly salary fell short of the amount authorities required to care for two children. It was then that the father bought the visa.
- Daily Mail