Police arrest three women for selling 2-months-old baby for N300,000

*Nabs killers of PDP chieftain after five months of crime

THE Inspector General of Police monitoring team led by ACP Bennet Igwe has arrested three women for stealing and selling a two month baby boy at the sum of N300,000.

The team also arrested four men suspected to be the killers of the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ogbogoro community, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state, Mr. Heaven Ihuigwe after he was murdered in September 2017 by unknown persons.

Briefing newsmen in Port Harcourt, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Administration, Cyril Okoro, who addressed the press on behalf of the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Zaki, said the team recovered the baby when they burst a baby making factory in Imo State ran by one Mrs. Ngozi Egeonu, adding that nine pregnant girls were also rescued.

Okoro said: “Operatives of the IGP team unit acting on credible intelligence arrested the following persons, Nkechi Uzoemene, Roseline Okey and Nwolu Rita who conspired amongst themselves and sold a two month old baby boy belonging to Nwolu Rita at the sum of N300,000, without the consent of the husband.

“The child was sold to Ngozi Egeonu at Owerri, Imo State. However an execution of search in the house and premises of Egeonu the operatives recovered nine pregnant girls whose pregnancies have been mortgaged.

However, the suspects told our reporter that they were innocent of the crime, adding that the baby was not sold, rather the little boy was sent to the home in Owerri for attention.

Meanwhile, Okoro stated that the killers of Ihuigwe were arrested through its investigations, adding that the suspects have confessed to the crime.

“Following a tip-off, men of the IGP monitoring unit arrested one Ifeanyi Okoro, 25, residing at Omagwa community in Ikwerre LGA. On interrogation, the suspect confessed to have been involved in the murder of Late Hon. Heaven Ihuigwe. He mentioned Ajade Niyi, Austin Isotec, Chief Joseph Iwuoku and another who is at large as being involved,” he said.
” I was contract to kill the victim” the suspect said!

However, one of the suspects in the murder of Ihuigwe, Niyi Ajade, disclosed that they killed the victim so they could have access to sell off a portion of land linked to him as caretaker.
Ajade said that the chief who wants to sell the land said the area would be sold for N20 million, adding that he was given N30,000 to involve in the killing.