Female poly student sells baby for N620,000

A student of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, one
Vivian Iwuji who gave birth to a baby boy on
August 2, 2014 has with the assistance of her
boyfriend, one Obinna Ugochukwu sold the baby
for the sum of N620,000. However, luck ran out
on them as the buyer, one Ehegalara Edwin was
arrested by the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of
the Imo State Police Command, Owerri and the
baby rescued.Vivian’s father, Mr Patrick Iwuji told
the police that him and his wife were aware that
their daughter, Vivian was pregnant. “She told us
that she was going to the hospital to deliver and
when we visited her, we asked her about the
baby. She told us that the baby was dead.“I didn’t
believe her and there was no trace that my
daughter’s baby was dead. I had to report to the
police. Later the case was transferred to the Anti-
Human Trafficking Unit for investigation.
“It was there that my own daughter with her
boyfriend confessed that they sold the baby boy
in the sum of N620,000 to one Ehegalara Edwin.”
It was a tear of joy on August 11, 2014 at the
Police Headquarters, Owerri when the
Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdulmajid Ali
handed over the baby to Mr. Iwuji.
In a related development, the Imo State Police
Command through its Anti-Human Trafficking
Unit has successfully rescued and returned
another baby abducted from his mother few
hours after he was born.
Speaking withSunday Sun the Imo State
Commissioner of Police, Ali said that the Anti-
Human Trafficking Unit of the command was able
to rescue the baby after a tip-off by a commercial
tricycle rider who suspected the shady behaviour
of the suspects when they boarded a tricycle on
July 30, 2014.
The tricycle rider was said to have informed the
police that three armed men came in with a
tricycle, shot into the air and snatched a two week
old baby boy.
CP Ali said that they handed over the baby boy to
three persons, one man and two women who
came from Nasarawa State.
He said they picked tricycle from Orija and from
there took the Young Shall Grow bus going to
Lagos State. The suspects were in the bus when
they were arrested by the Anti-Human Trafficking
Section and the baby was rescued.
He said they have made confessional statements
at the Iho Police Division.
CP Ali further said that the victim was able to
identify her baby saying the police later found
out that the baby belongs to Mr. and Mrs Obi.
Ali later handed over the baby boy to Mr and Mrs
Obi.
Ali pledged to rid the state of child trafficking.
He said the three suspects have been arrested in
connection with the matter and appealed to
religious and community leaders to always give
police useful information if any woman or family
member without prior notice of pregnancy is
seen with a new baby.
The family of Mr. and Mrs. Obi thanked CP Ali and
the Anti –Human Trafficking Unit for assisting
them to recover their stolen baby from the
criminals.

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