Chinasa Ukaonu, a woman from Imo State has been arrested by the security officers of the Imo State Police Command for allegedly selling her day-old baby for #500,000.
Two nurses, Dorothy Esomonu and Catherine Eke, who assisted the woman in selling her baby have also been arrested by the police.
Speaking with newsmen,the Imo State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, has confirmed the incident and that the said woman has been arrested by the police and the arrest has aided the rescue of the sold child and the buyer, Chioma Amadi has also been arrested.
The Imo State Police Spokesman attributed the incident as very absurd and irritating and he disclosed that the State Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Ladodo has ordered that the suspects should be persecuted after proper investigation.
“On August 1, 2019, the operatives of the Command acting on reasonable information arrested Chinasa Ukaonu, Chioma Amadi, Esomonu Dorothy, and Catherine Eke, all females.
“Ukaonu, left the house with an eight-month-old pregnancy on the pretense that she was going to stay with her brother who stays at Ubomiri, in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo state.”
“Upon investigation, the husband, one Promise Ukaonu, discovered that his wife was not where she claimed she was going to stay.”
“However, a month later, he received a call that his wife had a stillborn. When he demanded to see the remains of the child, the wife told him that she wrapped it in a nylon bag and disposed of it.
“Not satisfied with the story, he reported the matter at the Police which led to the arrest of Chinasa Ukaonu, who then confessed of having sold the child to one Chioma Amadi for the sum of N500,000 with the help of the two nurses, Dorothy Esomonu, and Catherine Eke, who assisted her through the childbirth.
“Through powerful investigation, the sold child was recovered and an investigation is at an advanced stage.”