Operatives of the Imo State Police Command have arrested a five-woman gang, which specialises in child trafficking, for stealing a 3- year-old boy in Ngor Okpala LGA of the state. .
According to Punchng, the suspects are Chinonye Okere, Joy Ama, Eucheria Amadi, Pauline Uzoamaka and Nnenne Okere. The child was later rescued in Lagos, after being sold for N600,000.
A police officer identified as Felix, whom the suspects accused of being part of the gang, is facing an orderly room trial and would be dismissed and charged to the court if found guilty of being part of the child-trafficking syndicate.
The prime suspect, Okere, who allegedly stole the child at a funeral ceremony confessed to the crime, but stated that one police man, Felix, planned and executed the criminal act with her.
She said that her husband and one other person she named as being part of the crime, Rose, were on the run. The alleged buyer, 55-year-old Uzoamaka, said she bought the child for N600,000 from 54 year-old Mrs. Amadi in Nnewi, Anambra State in April.