The Nigeria Police has nabbed a couple for allegedly selling their daughter, Chinecherem, for N400,000, a few hours after delivery.
The Monitoring Unit of the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, of the Imo State Police Command, told newsmen in Owerri on Monday, that the couple’s nefarious activities were discovered, after three weeks of intense investigation.
The couple – Ifeanyi, 35, and Emmaculata Elijah, 30 – are indigenes of Amakpu- Umuba, in the Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area of Abia State, but reside at Irete, in the Owerri West LGA of Imo State.
Other suspects said to have been involved in the crime are Grace Mezu, 55, of Umuoba Uratta, in the Owerri North LGA; Fedalia Ariri, 55, also of Umuoba Uratta; and Amarachi Obiekwe, 49, of Osina, in the Ideato North LGA.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Enwerem, while parading the suspects on Monday at the command headquarters in Owerri, the state capital, said the couple conspired on January 26, 2018, a few hours after giving birth to the girl and sold her to Obiekwe, through Mezu and Ariri.
Enwerem, who disclosed that the couple had given birth to seven children, said the whereabouts of two were still unknown.
According to him, the woman was delivered of the baby at home, while the waiting buyers paid immediately to take possession of the newborn baby.