Man Sells 3 Children For N1.5m

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The Rivers State Police Command has arrested one Michael Charles alias Thankgod Ekwueme for allegedly selling his three children.
This follows the Command’s busting of a child trafficking ring operating in the state.


Parading the suspects within the Old GRA Police Station, Head Office of the CP Monitoring Unit, who were responsible for the breakthrough, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, said they arrested a number of suspects involved in the trading of minors in the state.


The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, told newsmen, “Operatives of the CP Monitoring Unit on July 8 based on the revelation of two suspects earlier arrested in a case of child trafficking, extended the investigation to Omudiaga, Emohua Local Government Area (LGA) of Rivers and Ogbaku in Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State where they arrested the duo of Ndubuisi Egbueri ‘M, and Ndubuisi Wosa ‘M,’ at Omudiaga, and one Chioma Anele ‘F at Ogbaku.


“Both Ndubuisi Egbueri and Ndubuisi Wosa confessed to receiving one of the baby, which they later handed over to Hon. Regina Aki ‘F at Rukpokwu in Port Harcourt. Aki was also arrested and admitted to contacting one Favour Amaewhule ‘F at Aluu, where the baby was sold in presence of Michael Charles, the father.


“Subsequently, Favour Amaewhule ‘F was arrested and admitted to buying the baby for the sum of N700,000.00, while N350,000.00 was paid to Michael Charles, the father of the baby, and N350,000.00 was paid to Regina Aki and partners.


“However, the baby bought by Favour Amaewhule has been recovered, and the investigation is in top gear with a view to recovering the other babies received by Chioma Anele ‘F.’ Seven (7) suspects are currently in custody.”


In open confessions Michael admitted Micheal having sold his 5-year-old child, 2-year-old, and a day-old for N700,000, N500,000, and N350,000 respectively, blaming the act on economic hardship.


Police Spokesman, Iringe-Koko noted that both day-old and 2-year-old have been recovered with the investigation ongoing to recover the 5-year-old.


The mother-in-law of Micheal explained that before the arrest, his son-in-law had been lying to her that her grandchildren die after birth, adding the suspect was taking advantage of her deaf and dumb daughter’s disabilities to sell the children without her knowing.

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