Woman and health workers arrested for selling babies.



A woman named Ndidiamaka Enyinta Emeka has been arrested for selling her newborn child for 400,000 naira. The woman was arrested alongside two staffs of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching hospital, Chinyere Idam, and Maryjane Inya who were also accused of being in on the sale.

The police said the command recovered two babies, a male and a female aged three days and two weeks from the suspects.

The police said;

“The suspects were arrested on Thursday, 10th December 2021 following a report to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) by a concerned citizen of the area who alleged that one of the suspects, Maryjane, was seen with two newborn babies suspected to have been stolen.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that one of the suspects, Ndidiamaka Enyinta Emeka, the biological mother of the male child born on December 8, 2021 at Mama Samuel Maternity Home, Ndi-Eche Igbeagu in Izzi LGA of the state, sold her newborn baby to the second suspect, Chinenye Idam, for N400,000.

“Ndidiamaka, the baby’s mother, went back to the village, claiming that her newborn baby died after delivery but the village head and other family members insisted on knowing the circumstances surrounding the baby’s death.

“The suspect led the village head and other family members to FETHA Annex Nwezenyi where she attended antenatals before her delivery seeking the assistance of the nurses in tracing the suspect, who is also a staff member of Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, leading to the arrest and recovery of the baby.

“The circumstances surrounding the trafficking of the second baby is still under investigation.”

The babies have now been handed to a medical facility for proper care

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