Imo Police burst another child trafficking syndicate

Imo Police burst another child trafficking syndicate


IN its bid to rid Imo State of child trafficking, the State police command has arrested another syndi­cate of women involved in sourcing and the sale of newly born babies.

Parading the suspects yesterday, at the command headquarters, the Commis­sioner of Police in the state, Mr. Taiwo Lakanu, dis­closed that on September 13, 2015, operatives of the Command, acting on a tip-of, arrested one Chizoba (25) from Umuaka commu­nity in Njaba Council Area of the State, who had given birth to a baby boy on June 19, at Onyebuchi Maternity Clinic, Umuhu Okabia in Orsu Council Area of the State.

According to the Po­lice boss, shortly after giv­ing birth, Chizoba conspired with one Ijeoma Eboka (42) and Lovelene Okereke (33) and allegedly sold the baby to one Chinwe Chukwuka (46) at N750, 000, while N200, 000 was given to the mother of the child.

Meanwhile, the three months old baby identified as Chijioke, has been re­covered and handed over to his mother.

The Commissioner of Police has warned that the State command would not tolerate any form of crimi­nality in the state, stress­ing that offenders should be prepared to face the wrath of the law.

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