The Imo State Police Command has paraded five persons suspected to have allegedly sold a two months old baby.
The suspects who were paraded at the State Police Headquaters, Owerri include Mr.Ifeanyi Elijah from Isiala Ngwa North in Abia State who is about 35 years old,a father of five kids with her wife,Mrs. Immaculate Elijah conspired to sell their newly born baby girl of about two months old to one Mrs.Amarachi Dibiaelu Obiekwe 49 years old from Osina in Ideato North LGA of Imo State in collaboration with Mrs.Grace Mmezi,from Umuoba Uratta in Owerri North LGA,and Mrs.Fidelia Ariri,(55) also from Umuoba Uratta in Owerri North area of Imo State.
According to the father of the recovered baby girl, Mr.Ifeanyi Elijah, he confessed to have sold the baby girl
“Yes, I sold my baby at the sum of N400,000,only because of hunger and difficulties. I am a jobless car driver but I can no longer feed or pay my children’s school fees and as such I decided to sell my last child” he confessed
He however pleaded for forgiveness.
The alleged baby buyer, Mrs.Amarachi Obiekwe agreed that she bought the baby from the both parents at the sum of N400,000. She disclosed that she needed a little child as grand child who she would nurture at her old age.She also said she has two grown up children who are staying with her.
The mother of the baby,Mrs. Immaculate Elijah said she successfully delivered her child at home on Jan.27th 2018 at about 5pm.
In her narration, she said when she entered into the rest room to take her birth after delivery her husband and two other unknown men took away her baby which prompted her to raise alarm that attracted people from her neighbourhood. She disclosed that Madam Grace and her husband have been urging her sell the baby but she refused.
In his remarks, the Imo State Command Police Public Relations Officer DSP Andrew Enwerem newsmen that he learnt that the mother of the recovered baby girl allegedly conspired with her husband to dispose their last child for the sum of N400,000.