Fake Nurse & A Fake Lawyer Sell Baby For N500,000. See Them (Photo)

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A 43 year old fake nurse, Uju
Okonkwo, now in police net in
Asaba, Delta State, has
reportedly sold a three month
old baby to a Lagos-based
businessman for N500,000. Also a fake lawyer, Ezurum
Joseph, who claimed to have
graduated from the Nnamdi
Azikwe University (NAU ),
Anambra State, in 2011 with
registration number 39017, was arrested along with Okonkwo.
Over the years, Joseph has
provided the hideouts where
Okonkwo was using to harbour
her victims and has stood as the
woman’s solicitor. The said fake lawyer confessed
that he dropped out of school
after he could not pass four
courses, which prevented him
from attending Law School.
However, Joseph has since been defrauding unsuspecting
members of the public.
Three female human trafficking
victims, Chinyere Ude (19 ),
Happiness Igwe (20 ) and Esther
Frank (17 ), who were respectively in their advanced
stages of pregnancy, were
rescued from the traffickers’ den.
The girls disclosed that they
were brought to the hideout by
Okonkwo, a widow, who claimed to have worked at
Chinonso Hospital, Nkpor in
Anambra State, for the purpose
of selling their babies after
delivery.
Men of the Special Anti- Kidnapping Squad (SAKS) raided
the hideout on Okpanam Road
in Oshimili North Local
Government Area of the state,
after a tipoff that the three girls
had been kept there and would soon deliver while their babies
would be sold to the highest
bidders.
The state Commissioner of Police,
Zanna Ibrahim, who paraded the
suspects with the pregnant girls in Asaba, said Okonkwo was
nabbed after an intensive
surveillance by his men.
Gnashing her teeth on the
parade ground, Okonkwo, who
said she had no registered name for her organisation and had
been in the game with the
lawyer for over one year,
confessed that she sold a baby
for N500,000 to a Lagos - based
businessman. Ibrahim described the suspects
as human traffickers. He said:
“The matter before us is a
complete case of human
trafficking and other related
offences. Only God knows how many innocent children they
have sold into slavery, to
unknown persons for money
rituals.
“The suspects have started
helping us in our investigations. ” The commissioner said the war
against crimes must be won “to
stop careless wastage of lives
and property ”. Appealing to
parents and guardians to be
alive to their responsibilities in providing proper guidance to
their children and wards,
Ibrahim said the suspects would
soon be arraigned.