- Two civil servants and two others have been arrested for allegedly selling a newborn for the sum of N1,500,000
- The four women were arrested by the officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons
- A teenage girl got pregnant while living with her mother and her child was sold immediately she gave birth
Four Nigerian women have been arrested for allegedly selling a newborn for the sum of N1,500,000.
The women, who were arrested by the officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), were paraded before newsmen.
Among the suspects include two civil servants with the Federal Ministry of Finance, and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, LIB reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Bernadette Ihezuo works with the finance ministry while Cecilia Onyema works with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The report has it that the third suspect identified as Okasi Ekeoma is Onyema’s sister, while the fourth suspect is the baby’s grandmother Harrieth Nmezi who resides in Imo state.
The officials of NAPTIP said the mother of the child, who is a teenager, got pregnant while staying with her mother.
The mother was said to have taken her to Onyema's residence where she lived until she delivered her baby.
After the teenage girl delivered her baby, the child was taken from her and sold off.
The culprits were arrested following a tip-off and the baby rescued. The suspects, who reportedly confessed to the crime, will be arraigned in court soon.
In other news, a 24-year-old Nigerian lady identified as Omolara Akintayo has said she regrets travelling to Libya in search of greener pastures.
In a video interview with Legit TV, the young lady said she travelled to Libya in search of greener pastures because her parents were languishing in poverty.
Omolara narrated the ordeal she went through on her way to Libya, saying she spent 14 days to get to the North African country.
According to her, while they were in the desert, some people lost their lives and others were forced to drink water mixed with faeces as there was no clean water and food.
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