Enugu State Police Command has charged three women with an alleged conspiracy, trafficking in newborn twins and the subsequent murder of their mother.
That is stated in a statement Friday by the spokesman for the command, Daniel Ndukwe.
The statement states that the suspects; Ukorie Cynthia (25), Onyia Pauline (56) and Aroh Ijeoma (39) were remanded in custody at the Enugu Maximum Correctional Center on Friday.
The statement said the trio were first arrested by officers from the commandos attached to Enugu Central Police Station on July 26, 2022, following complaints that the suspects had colluded and sold the newborn twins of a 31-year-old Chinenye Odoh.
The statement said the suspects did not stop selling the twins, but also killed their mother by poisoning her food after realizing the suspects were giving her less than the amount they sold her babies.
According to the statement, the case has been adjourned for trial until October 5, 2022.
Meanwhile, on Friday, the Lagos State Police Command arrested a man, Daniel Chigozie, for allegedly conspiring with two others to sell his three-month-old baby for N400,000.
city tour learned that Chigozie, after allegedly conspiring with his doctor, Musa Peter, and a nurse, Ezieke Chinenye, sold the baby to another woman identified as Ezeobi Chinenye, without the baby’s mother’s knowledge.
city tour learned that after a fruitless search for the baby, the police were notified and the suspects were eventually arrested.
State commando spokesman Benjamin Hundeyin said in a tweet on Thursday: “A father conspired with his doctor and nurse and sold his three-month-old baby to a woman for N400,000 without the mother’s knowledge. . Police notified. All suspects arrested. Baby is safe.”
After contacting Hundeyin, Hundeyin said the incident took place on August 20, 2022 in Oke-Odo, Lagos, adding that the suspects were arrested on August 25, 2022.