Couple Sell Own Baby For N400k

An Abia couple, who live in Owerri the Imo State capital has been arrested by the police for selling their newborn for N400,000, barely hours after she was delivered.
The Monitoring Unit of the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department of the Imo State Police Command, who carried out the arrest also rounded up three other accomplices, who helped facilitated the trade.
The couple, Ifeanyi, 35, and Emmaculata Elijah, 30, both indigenes of Amakpu- Umuba, in the Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area of Abia State and parents to seven other children, were aided by Grace Mezu, 55, and Fedalia Ariri, 55, of Umuoba Uratta; who helped sell the child, Chinecherem to one Amarachi Obiekwe, 49, of Osina, in the Ideato North LGA.
Parading the suspect on Monday at the command headquarters in Owerri, the Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Enwerem, said the offense was carried out on January 26, 2018.

Enwerem said, “The Commissioner of Police, who is pissed off with this act of wickedness and crime against humanity, has ordered that the wheels of justice and investigation be accelerated so that the matter would be charged to court.
“Having found out that the mother of the child was part of the conspiracy,  the CP has ordered that the innocent baby be taken from her and handed over to the Imo State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare.
“The suspects have made confessional statements and we are working to ensure that justice is served. The Commissioner of Police advised that those who are in need of children should go through legal means to adopt them.”

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