A 28-year-old man named Ugochukwu Nwachukwu and his 30-year-old wife Glory Ugochukwu are reported to have sold three different babies including their own child for N600,000 (8000 cedis).
According to Vanguard, the couple made this confession at the Imo state Police Headquarters, when they were paraded by the state commissioner of police, Dazuki Galadanchi, alongside 17 other suspects.
Dazuki said: “The above suspects were arrested by operatives of Anti Kidnapping Unit of the command on 20/07/2018 at Umuokai Owerri -Nta in Isiala Ngwa South Local government of Abia state.
The Suspects conspired and lured one Jovita Aloka female, of Irette in Owerri west local government of Imo state to Naze Owerri North local government of Imo state.
Where they tactically disposed her of her two children Adaugo Oliver, 3 years and 6 months and Daniel Oliver 6 months and sold them to unknown persons.
Suspects have confessed to the crime and other child trafficking within Imo state and its environs. Operatives are trailing other fleeing members of the syndicate.”
Narrating her role in the said child trafficking, Glory said she is not happy with what her husband did and that he did not give her any dime from the sale.
“I asked my husband where is my child and he told me he had sold my child. I was not happy with him. He never gave me even one naira. It is just 4 months old baby boy. He is my first child. I am not happy with what my husband did.”
Her husband said he discussed with Glory before going ahead to sell the child and that a desire to join the army led him to committing the dastardly act. “I discussed with my wife before selling the child. I sold the child N400,000 (5300 cedis).
My reason is that I wanted to join the Army and I did not have money to process it. The bill they gave to me was high and I went to the point of selling my properties after that I could not make it. What I did was to use the remaining money to buy a motorcycle and start fishery business.
I was arrested through the person who linked me to selling my son. He connected me to another person. This second one is a boy and a girl and they sold them N400,000. They gave me only N200,000. It is this second business that exposed me.”
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