Woman buys 2 months old baby in Edo for being childless

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(Benin)

A woman in Edo state, Felicia Imaguomaruomwan, has told the police that she decided to buy a child (two months)for the sum of N300,000 because she could not conceive to bear children.

She made the confession in Benin City while corroborating the confessional statement of the couple,Joshua Aiworo (38) and Blessing Ogieva (25) who allegedly sold the baby to her.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Police Command in Edo state, police, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, had earlier disclosed, during a news conference in Benin that the couple in the state had sold their two months baby for the sum of N3,000.

Nwabuzor told journalists 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.”

The police image maker added that the suspects sold their baby of two months and seven days old to one Felicia Imaguomaruomwan ‘f’ for N300,000.00.

“During the 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.

The alleged buyer corroborated the first and second suspects’ statements, that she bought the baby from them because she was unable to bear a child.

According to the PPRO, the baby has been taken to Uyiosa Orphanage Home at Oka, Upper Sakponba Road, Benin City for care, adding that the suspects will soon appear in court for prosecution.

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