The Edo State Police Command through its spokesperson Chidi Nwabuzor, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), informed the press of the story of a couple who sold their two-month-old baby for N300,000 in the state.
He stated that, “On May 4, 2020, the Command’s Anti-Human Trafficking Unit, while acting on credible information, arrested a couple, Mr. Joshua Aiworo ‘m’ aged 38 years and Blessing Ogieva ‘f’ aged 25 years, of Afua, Upper Sakponba Road, Benin City for stealing and selling a baby of two months and seven days old to one Felicia Imaguomaruomwan ‘f’ for N300,000.00.
“During investigation, Mr. Joshua Aiworo and Blessing Ogieva confessed that they gave birth to the baby on February 24, 2020 at Oghosa Clinic, Independent Street, Off Nomayo, Benin City.
“They also confessed that one Joy Samuel, a.k.a. Mama Jennifer, who is based in Italy, linked them up with the buyer, one Felicia Imaguomaruomwan, who corroborated the first and second suspects’ statements that she bought the baby from them, because she was unable to bear a child.”
“The baby has been taken to Uyiosa Orphanage Home at Oka, Upper Sakponba Road, Benin City for care, while suspects will soon be charged to court.”