Four women have arrested by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) for selling a newborn baby for N1.5 million.
NAPTIP officials paraded the women before newsmen on Thursday, 3rd of September. Two of the paraded suspects are civil servants. One works with the Federal Ministry of Finance in Abuja and the other the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Their names are Bernadette Ihezuo and Cecilia Onyema. The third suspect is named as the baby’s grandmother Harrieth Nmezi. While the last person is said to be Oyema’s sister Okasi Ekeoma.
The NAPTIP officials revealed that a pregnant teenage girl was taking to Cecilia Onyeoma’s residence by her mother. The girl stayed at her residence until she delivered the baby who was immediately sold off. The four women are said to have participated in this crime.
The women were arrested based on information gotten from some members of the public after which they confessed to the crime. The baby has since been rescued and the women will be arraigned in court.