Men of the Nigerian police in Imo state have busted a five-woman gang who specialize in stealing and selling babies.
A five-woman gang have been arrested by men of the Imo State police command for stealing a three year-old boy in Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of the state before selling him for N600,000, according to Punch.
The suspects have since been identified as Chinonye Okere, Joy Ama, Eucheria Amadi, Pauline Uzoamaka and Nnenne Okere.
Parading them before newsmen in Owerri, the state capital, the Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, commended the Surveillance Unit of the command, led by Bassy Asamba, a Superintendent of Police, for doing a good job and for going the extra mile to Lagos to rescue the child. Ezike described the suspects as a chain, whose act could best be described as shameful.
“In the 21st Century when people are engaging in productive activities, like going to the moon, these ones are shamelessly engaging in buying and selling of God’s beautiful creation.
“To learn that they sold this handsome child for a pittance of N600,000 is most annoying and shameful.
“We will not spare them. We will arraign them in court on Monday (today) for them to answer their charges. The gang is a criminal chain and we will ensure that the law takes its full cost,” he said.
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