Police burst Another Child Trafficking Syndicate In ImoFeatured, Latest News, News Monday, September 21st, 2015
By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Owerri
BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As part of its renewed efforts towards ridding Imo State of child trafficking, police in the state have arrested another syndicate of women involved in sourcing and selling of newly born babies to childless couple.
The state Commissioner of police, Mr. Taiwo Lakanu, paraded the suspects monday at the command headquarters in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
He hinted that “on September 13, 2015, operatives of the Command, acting on a tip-of, arrested one Chizoba (25) from Umuaka community in Njaba Council Area of the State, who had given birth to a baby boy on June 19, at Onyebuchi Maternity Clinic, Umuhu Okabia in Orsu Council Area of the State.
Lakanu, said shortly after giving birth, Chizoba conspired with one Ijeoma Eboka (42) and Lovelene Okereke (33) ands allegedly sold the baby to one Chinwe Chukwuka (46) at the sum of N750, 000, while N200, 000 was given to the mother of the baby.
The Imo police chief, disclosed that the three months old baby whose name was given as Chijioke, has been recovered by the security operatives, as well as handed over to his mother.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner, warned that the State command would not tolerate any form of criminality in the state, saying the culprits should be prepared to face the music.
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