Operatives of Central Police Station, Enugu State Police Command have arrested an 18-year-old mother Okike Ezinne for selling her 18-month-old daughter Chisom Raphael for N300,000 to a suspected child trafficker Gloria Okafor, 46, who is now also in police net.
According to reports, Ezinne was led into the act by her friend Promise Godwin under the pretext of finding her a job to enable her fend for herself and her 18-month-old child.
Ebere Amaraizu, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, informed that investigations revealed that Promise had been perfecting a plot to sell the baby to the child trafficker since the month of March.
Spealing to newsmen, Ebere said; “The mother, Ezinne, Promise Godwin and Gloria Okafor, the child trafficker, had reached an agreement on the sale of the baby, Chisom, for N300,000. Chisom was taken to Limca Bus Stop at Okigwe, Imo State, along Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, where she was sold to Gloria.
“They all came back to Enugu, where the money, according to Ezinne and Promise, was shared as follows: N200,000 to Ezinne, the baby’s mother; N50,000 to Promise.
“The remaining N50,000 went to the motorcyclist working with Promise, who eventually turned out to be a commercial sex worker at Four Corner brothel.
“Gloria Okafor, having been nabbed, revealed how she bought the child from Ezinne and Promise, but maintained that the child was later handed over to the buyer that same day. The buyer is now at large.” Ezinne added.
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