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Woman Sells Child For N150,000 In Enugu

Ignatius Okpara, Enugu

Miss Chinelo Ituma, a 22-year-old single mother, has been apprehended by the police in Enugu for allegedly selling her new born baby for 150, 000 naira.

download (30)Chinelo, who hails from Ebonyi State, but resides at New Artisan Market Enugu sold the baby girl for the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand naira.

Disclosing this in a statement issued on Tuesday in Enugu made available to African Examiner, the State Police public Relations officer, PPRO Ebere Amaraizu, said the command has “commenced a full scale investigation into the alleged incident of human trafficking/selling of baby.

“The mother of the three months baby girl, a 22 year old woman identified as one Chinelo Ituma from Mgbo Town in Ebonyi State but residing at New Artisan Market Enugu, sold the child to one Maria Asomba from Ubahu Okija in Anambra State, who lives in Asaba”.

The PPRO added that “before then, one Esther Obi from Nise in Awka South, residing at woliwo in Onitsha had earlier collected the sum of four hundred and thirty thousand naira from one Nkechi Uzochukwu from Ezegbogu Aboh Mbaise as payment for the same baby”.

African Examiner gathered that Uzochukwu opted for buying a child after 10 years of childless marriage.

Amaraizu further stated that “the baby girl was eventually bought from Chinelo Ituma, who gave birth out of wedlock and who also claimed that she cannot handle the child’s upbringing.

“She eventually sold the baby girl to Maria, who resold the child to Nkechi Uzochukwu.

“All the suspects are now helping the police in their investigations as the baby girl has also been recovered by the operatives” he hinted.



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