Mother, nurse conspire to sell newborn for N400,000. - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Mother, nurse conspire to sell newborn for N400,000.

The Ebonyi State Police Command have arrested three women for their alleged involvement in  child trafficking and kidnapping in the state.

In a statement in Abakaliki, DSP Loveth Odah, the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), said that two of the suspects, a mother and nurse, conspired to sell a newborn for N400,000.

“The suspects were arrested on Friday, December 10, 2021 following a report made to the Divisional Police Officer by a concerned citizen of the area, who alleged that one of the suspects was seen with two babies suspected to have been stolen".

“Preliminary investigations revealed that one of the suspects is the biological mother of the male child".

“She delivered the baby on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at Mama Samuel Maternity Home, Ndi-Eche Igbeagu in Izzi Local Government Area of the state".

“A single mother of five, Ndidiamaka sold her baby to the second suspect, Chinenye Idam, at the cost of N400,000".

“On Wednesday, December 8, Chinenye Idam visited the maternity home as agreed, paid the hospital bill of N14,000 and a cash of N400,000 to Ndidiamaka who in turn handed over the baby to her".

“Ndidiamaka, mother of the baby, went back to the village claiming that her baby died after delivery, but the village head and other family members insisted on knowing the circumstances surrounding the baby’s death".

“The suspect now led the village head and other family members to Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital Annex, Nwezenyi, where she attended antenatal before her delivery to seek the assistance of the nurses in tracing the suspect".

“The suspect is also a staff of Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki. This led to the arrest and recovery of the baby.
 The circumstances surrounding the trafficking of the second baby are still under investigation,” the statement explained.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi, Mr Aliyu Garba, has directed that the babies be accorded proper medical care while in government custody.

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