- Two women have landed in police custody for allegedly trading a two-day-old baby
- Reports claim that one of the suspects identified as Mrs Kate Ugwu confessed to selling the baby whose mother is said to be 13 years of age
- It was reported that the suspects were making their way to drop off the baby and collect the sum of N300,000 before they were apprehended
Reports reaching Legit.ng claim that two women with one of them identified as Kate Ugwu have been arrested in Igbo-eze local government area of Enugu state after allegedly selling a two-day-old baby for N300,000.
It was gathered that the suspects were on their way to drop of the baby whose mother is reported to be a 13-year-old when they were apprehended. Ugwu confessed that she was contacted by a Ekwutosi Onodu who stated that her 13-year-old sister was a new mother and the child was not needed in their family.
Quick to actiom, Ugwu reported to take the baby and sell to a friend in Rivers state who promised to pay N300,000 for the child,. Kate stated that she was only helping a friend because the mother of the child was to young to be a mother.
She said: "I only helped a friend, because the mother of the child is too young to be a mother as she is just 13 years old. So i contacted a friend of mine in Rivers State who promised to pay the sum of 300k and i delivered the package to him already so we are now waiting to get paid so we can take care of the little girl (Toochi)."
When asked how long she has been in the business, according to reports, Mrs Kate said it was first time but the other suspect, Mrs. Ekwutosi said she was telling lies and that she (Kate) is known for the business and that’s why she was contacted.
Reports also claim that the young mother of the child has been rushed to the hospital after she was found bleeding in her sister, Ekwutosi's room.
Meanwhile, a 17-year-old girl, identified as Gift Daniel, alongside some human traffickers, have been arrested by the police in Abia state. Daniel was said to have sold her two-day-old baby for N670,000. She confessed to newsmen that she sold her baby due to financial difficulties in her family.
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