I Sold My Son For N300,000 Out Of Frustration – 18-year Old Girl Confesses In Enugu

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The Enugu State Police Command,
Tuesday, confirmed the arrested of an
18-year-old girl, Okike Ezinne from Isu
Mbaneze in Ohaozara Local
Government Area of Ebonyi State for
allegedly selling her one year and six months old baby.
The teenage mother sold her baby
identified as little Chisom Raphael for
N300,000 (Three hundred thousand
naira.) According the spokesman of the
police in Enugu State, SP Ebere
Amaraizu, Ezinne blamed her bosom
friend for tricking her into selling off
her baby. Amaraizu disclosed in the statement
that the girl had the baby out of
wedlock and decided to keep it but
was reportedly tricked to sell off the
baby by her friend, one Promise
Godwin, a 20-year old single mother. He said that the suspect narrated that
when things were no longer going
smoothly for her at home, her bosom
friend identified as one Promise
Godwin, also from Isu Mbaneze
Ohazara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State approached her to come
to Enugu with the child with a promise
that somebody was going to take care
of Ezinne and little Chisom Raphael. “According to Ezinne, she later joined
the friend in Enugu where she secured
an accommodation at Coal Camp axis
but later found out that the friend has
abandoned her husband and was into
commercial s*x work at Four corners junction, Enugu to make ends meet. “Sometime in the month of March
2016, Promise Godwin perfected the
purchase deal of little Chisom at the
rate of N300, 000 with 46-year-old
Gloria Okafor from Uturu but married
to now late Sunday Okafor of Umudi Lokpanta in Abia State whose major
occupation is to get and sell babies to
prospective buyers within Uturu,
lokpanta and its environs,” the police
spokesman said. Amaraizu said that police gathered
that following the establishment of the
sales understanding between Ezinne
and Promise with Gloria Okafor, little
Chisom Raphael was taken to Limca
bus stop at Okigwe, Imo State, along Enugu Port-Harcourt Expressway,
Okigwe where Chisom was sold to
Gloria Okafor at the rate of N300, 000
and money given to the mother of
Chisom in cash. “On coming back to Enugu, the
suspects shared the money as
follows:N200, 000 to Ezinne, the
mother of the sold child, N50, 000 to
Promise, while the remaining N50, 000
went to the motorcyclist working with Godwin Promise at the Four Corner
Brothel where she is staying”, he
added. According to Amaraizu, Gloria Okafor,
having been nabbed, revealed how
she bought the child from the duo of
Ezinne and Promise but maintained
that the child was later handed over to
the buyer that same day and that the buyer was now at large and further
revealed that Godwin Promise, who is
already 8-month pregnant and also
with a child of one year and a month,
has also perfected arrangement to sell
off the baby whom she named Chiadikaobi to a prospective buyer
before they were nabbed by the
operatives of the Central Police station
of the Nigeria Police, Enugu State
command. “Suspects are now helping police in
their investigations and begging for
forgiveness but however blamed the
situation to act of satan. “Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of
Police, Emmanuel Ojukwu, has advised
youths to know the type of friend they
keep in order to become meaningful
to themselves and the entire society,”
the PPRO noted. DailyPost