NCSDC Arrests Woman For Selling Two Months Old Baby For 100,000 Naira In EnuguFeatured, Latest News, News From The State Friday, October 2nd, 2015
By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu
BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Enugu State Command, Friday paraded a woman identified as Nchechi Isioko, for allegedly attempting to sell her one month old baby boy for One Hundred Thousand Niara (100,000), along side ten young suspected prostitutes who were arrested in a brothel where they produced babies for sale.
According to the Command, the woman, who hails from the Deputy Senate president, (DSP) Ike Ekweremadu’s Mpu Community, in Aninri Council Area of the state, was said to have concluded plans to sell the baby to one Mrs Blessing Egbo for 100,000 before its operatives got information and arrested her and the suspected buyer.
Isioko, who spoke to newsmen during the parade which also exposed over 15 suspected pipeline vandals at the headquarters of the NSCDC in Enugu, claimed that Mrs Egbo, initially gave her part payment of N10,000 naira and later completed the money.
She also alleged that she later gave back the 100,000 to buyer after she was advised not to sell her own baby, adding that she wanted to sell the baby because she needed money to seek medical treatment.
Speaking while parading the suspects, the State commandant of NSCDC Mr. Lar Stephen Zwali, warned pipeline vandals to look for another business, or be ready to face music, if apprehended.
He said the command has intensified surveillance the unholy act.
The Commandant, disclosed that the suspects were apprehended at Nenwe in Aninri Local Government Area in the night recently,while were vandalising the pipelines.
The State NCSDC boss, also told newsmen that, although the NNPC repaired the pipelines before it commenced pumping of petroleum products to it,s Enugu depot, the command has informed the corporation of the development.
He equally advised human traffickers and prostitutes to look for other means of livelihood, warning that his command was committed to stopping their illegal business.
Chairman of the Committee on Child Adoption and fostering in the state and Archbishop of the Anglican Communion, Enugu state Province, Most Reverend Emmanuel Chukwuma, who also spoke to reporters warned that the state would no longer be conducive for human traffickers and prostitutes.
He stated that the state governor, ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has directed them to stop prostitution and illegal sale and adoption of babies.
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