Photo: How an 18-year-old girl sold her baby for N300,000 in Enugu
The Enugu State Police Command has arrested three people, including 18-year-old girl, identified as Ezinne for allegedly selling her 16-month-old child at the sum of N300,000.
Ezinne hails from Isu Mbaneze in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi state claims that a friend convinced her to sell her daughter, Chisom Rapheal, whom she had out of wedlock. According to a statement issued today, July 27 by the Command:
“Ezinne decided to keep it although things were no longer working smoothly for her while at at home until her bossom friend identified as one Promise Godwin,a 20 year of Isu Mbaneze Ohazara Local Government Area of Ebonyi state approached her to come up to Enugu with the child with a promise that somebody was going to take care of Ezinne and little Chisom Raphael.
“She later join the friend in Enugu where she secured an accommodation at coal camp axis but later found out that the friend has abandoned her husband and headed for commercial sex work at Four corners Junction Enugu with her little baby probably to make ends meet.
“It was further revealed that sometime in the month of march 2016, Promise Godwin having perfected the purchase of little chisom at the rate of three hundred thousand nairal with 46 year old Gloria Okafor from Uturu but married to now late Sunday Okafor of Umudi Lokpanta in Abia state whose major occupation is to get and sell babies to prospective buyers within uturu, lokanta Abia state and its environs.
“It was further gathered that following the establishment of the sales understanding between Ezinne and Promise with Gloria Okafor the dealer in the trade, little chisom Raphael was taken to limca Bus stop at Okigwe Imo state along Enugu Portharcourt Express way Okigwe where Chisom was sold to Gloria Okafor at the rate of Three Hundred Thousand Naira and money given to the mother of chisom in cash at the expense of her child and they all came back to Enugu where the money according to Ezinne and Promise was shared as follows; Two Hundred Thousand Naira to Ezinne the mother of the sold child, fifty thousand naira to Promise while the remaining fifty thousand Naira went to the motorcyclist working with Godwin Promise in the Four Corner Brothel where she is staying.
“Gloria Okafor having been nabbed revealed how she bought the child from the duo of Ezinne and Promise but maintained that the child was later handed over to the buyer that same day and the buyer is now at large and further revealed that Godwin Promise who is already 8month pregnant and also with a child of one year and a month baby, has also perfected arrangement to sell off the baby whom she named Chiadikaobi to a prospective buyer before they were nabbed by the eagle eyed operatives of the Central Police station of the Nigeria Police Enugu state command that have laid their dragnets to all corners.
“Suspects are now helping police in their investigations and begging for forgiveness but however blamed the situation to act of Satan.
“Meanwhile, the state commissioner of police Emmanuel Ojukwu has advised youth to know the type of friend they keep in order to become meaningful to themselves and the entire society.”