The Imo State police command has arrested five suspects in connection with the trafficking of two babies in the state and selling them for N680,000.
In the first case, one Ifeoma Chukwu, 30 and Angelina Ukaegbu were arrested on August 30, 2018, for selling a newborn baby for N130,000.
It was gathered that Ifeoma got pregnant and was delivered of a baby boy. She subsequently sold the child to Angelina for N130, 000.
Similarly, the trio of Nwaokwe Chijioke, 18, Onyinyechi Chibueze, 29, and Nwokeogu Lilian Chinwe, 35, were arrested for selling Nwaokwe’s 4-month-old baby.
The baby was sold to the proprietor of Unity Hospital Anara in Isiala Mbano L.G.A, where Nwokeogu is a trainee nurse.
The suspects confessed to have received the cash sum of N550, 000 as proceeds, from the proprietor who is currently at large.