Thursday, 28 July 2016

Teenager Sells 18 Month Old Baby for N300,000 in Enugu, Nigeria

An 18-year-old mother, Okike Ezinne, has sold her 18-month-old baby, Chisom Raphael for N300,000 to a suspected child trafficker in a business deal facilitated by one Gloria Okafor, 46, who is from Umudi, Lokpanta in Abia State. 

The Ebonyi State-born Ezinne was arrested, yesterday, by operatives of Central Police Station, Enugu State Police Command. Although all the suspects in the matter have been arrested, the buyer was still at large at press time. 

It was gathered that the Ezinne was lured by her friend, one Promise Godwin, 20, from Isu, Mbaneze Ohazara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, to Enugu under the pretext of finding her a job to enable her fend for herself and the baby.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the arrest, adding that Promise Godwin had perfected plans to sell the baby to Gloria, the child trafficker, since March. She 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.”
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