Four women arrested for allegedly selling newborn baby for N1.5m (photo)
Authorities of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) have captured four ladies for purportedly selling an infant for N1,500,000.
The ladies were marched before newsmen on Thursday, September 3. As per NAPTIP authorities, two of the ladies, Bernadette Ihezuo and Cecilia Onyema, are government employees with the Federal Ministry of Finance Abuja, and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, separately. The third suspect, Okasi Ekeoma, is supposed to be Onyema’s sister, while the fourth suspect is the infant’s grandma Harrieth Nmezi who lives in Imo state.
As indicated by NAPTIP authorities, the high school young lady got pregnant while remaining with her mom who at that point took her to Onyema’s home where she lived until she conveyed her infant. Following conveyance, different ladies took the kid from the youthful mother and auctions off the child.
They were captured following a hint got by certain individuals from general society.
The infant has been protected while the suspects have admitted to the wrongdoing and will be summoned in court soon.
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