Woman arrested in attempt to sell her baby for N100,000
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested a woman identified as Nchechi Isioko from Mpu in Anirmri local government area of Enugu State for allegedly attempting to sell her baby for N100,000.
She was said to have concluded plans to sell the baby to one Mrs Blessing Egbo for N100,000 before operatives of NSCDC got information and arrested her and the suspected buyer.
Isioko, who spoke to newsmen after she was paraded alongside some suspected prostitutes and pipeline vandals at the headquarters of the NSCDC in Enugu, claimed that Mrs Egbo initially gave her part payment of N10,000 and later completed the money.
She further alleged that she later gave back the N100,000 to Mrs Egbo after she was advised not to sell her own baby, adding that she wanted to sell the baby because she needed money to treat herself.
Speaking while parading the suspects, the commandant of Blessing Nwafor A 73-year-old man identified as Agidi Omolola, has been arrested by detectives from Ondo state police command for attempting to molest his daughter. The incident occurred at Ijare in Ifedore Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered that the suspect had invited the girl into his room, removed her underwear and started to force himself on her. In the process, the elder brother of the victim who re- NSCDC in Enugu State, Mr. Lar Stephen Zwali, warned pipeline vandals to look for another business, saying his command has intensified surveillance.
He averred that the suspects were caught at Nenwe in Animri local government area in the night while they were vandalising the pipelines.
The NCSDC commandant further told journalist that, though the NNPC repaired the pipelines before it commenced pumping of petroleum products to it’s depot in Enugu, his command has informed the corporation of the development.
He further advised vandals and other criminals to find another business, warning that his command was committed to stopping their illegal business.
– Damilola Olaniyan