– The police in Akwa Ibom have arrested a 51-year-old woman, Rose Edward, for allegedly buying a two month old baby for N450,000
– The police also arrested a homeopathic doctor, Eneyo Nyang and mother of the baby, Comfort Effiong
– Effiong says she sold her baby because there was no one to take care of her The Akwa Ibom state police command have arrested a 51-year-old woman, Rose Edward, for allegedly buying a two month old baby for N450,000, NAN reports.
According to the report, the police also arrested a homeopathic doctor, Eneyo Nyang and mother of the baby, Comfort Effiong, for their alleged roles in the crime.
Murtala Mani, Akwa Ibom commissioner of police, disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday,October 22 in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital. Mani who spoke through the command’s spokesperson, ASP Cordelia Nwanwe, said that Edward from Rivers state confessed to have bought the baby because she needed a baby of her own. Confessing to the crime, the mother of the baby, Comfort Effiong, said that she sold her baby because there was no one to take care of her. She said:“I sold the baby because of help; I don’t have anybody to help me. My father is late and my mother is sick and I don’t have anybody to help me.
However, Mani assured Akwa Ibom people that the command would not relent in its effort to curb crime in the state. He warned members of the public wishing to adopt children to follow due process. The arrest of Rose Edward and Comfort Effiong comes just two months after the Delta state police command paraded two suspects who sold a three-month-old baby to a Lagos-based businessman for N500,000.The suspects, a 43-year-old fake nurse, Uju Okonkwo and a fake lawyer, Ezurum Joseph, who claimed to have graduated from the Nnamdi Azikwe University, NAU, Anambra state in 2011 with registration number 39017, confessed to the crime.
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