The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has arrested a young woman, identified as Nchechi Isioko, from Mpu in Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu, for allegedly attempting to sell her baby for N100,000.
Nkechi, who was paraded alongside some prostitutes and pipeline vandals, had collected the sum of N100, 000 from one Mrs. Blessing Egbo before operatives of the NSCDC arrested her and the suspected buyer.
She claimed that Mrs. Egbo initially gave her part payment of N10,000 and later completed the money.
She further confessed 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 NSCDC in Enugu State, Mr. Lar Stephen Zwali, warned pipeline vandals to look for another business, saying his command had intensified surveillance.
He disclosed that the suspects were caught at Nenwe in Animri Local Government in the night while they were vandalising the pipelines.
The NCSDC Commandant further told journalists that though the NNPC repaired the pipelines before it commenced pumping of petroleum products to its depot in Enugu, his command had informed the corporation of the development.
He further advised human traffickers and prostitutes to find another business, warning that his command was committed to stopping their illegal business.
The Chairman of the Committee on Child Adoption and fostering in Enugu state and Archbishop of the Anglican Communion, Enugu State Province, Most Reverend Emmanuel Chukwuma, who also spoke to reporters warned that the state would no longer be conducive for human traffickers and prostitutes.
According to Bishop Chukwuma, the state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi , had directed them to stop prostitution and illegal sale and adoption of babies in the state.
– Amah Baldwin, Enugu