The Uyo Zonal Command of the Nationwide Company for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Individuals (NAPTIP) stated it has arrested 4 individuals for alleged youngster trafficking in Akwa Ibom State.
The Zonal Commander, Nduka Nwanwenne who revealed this in a press assertion on Tuesday stated the prime suspect is a 40-year-old conventional delivery attendant and quasi nurse, one Mrs Juliana Effiong.
He stated the nurse allegedly offered off the newborn of 1 Mrs. Eno Ime, a single mom of eight youngsters after she was delivered of her ninth youngster to Mrs. Nneka Ejekwu, who had a cryptic being pregnant.
He additionally defined that the suspect moved her sufferer from Uyo to Port Harcourt by way of assistance from one Mr Ita Udofia, a neighbour of the sufferer.
She allegedly put N250,000 within the purse of the sufferer after the sufferer was advised that her child had died, however collected N1.3 million from Mrs Ejekwu for the new child child.
“One Mrs. Eno Ime (35) a single mom of eight (8) youngsters was apparently in difficulties of taking good care of her full-blown ninth being pregnant and her youngsters. This example made her very weak
“At this level, her neighbour, Mr. Ita Jacob Udofia (45) pretended to help by introducing her to at least one Mrs Juliana Effiong (40), the prime suspect who’s a conventional delivery attendant and quasi nurse based mostly in Port-Harcourt.
“The sufferer was despatched some cash by way of Mr. Udofia, to come back over to Port-Harcourt to satisfy the prime suspect.
“In Port-Harcourt, the sufferer was administered with some medicine and was delivered of a child.
The sufferer was additional induced with medicine that put her in a coma after supply. When she got here round, she was knowledgeable that her child was useless.
“She stated she noticed the sum of 200 and fifty thousand naira (N250,000) in her purse however handed over the cash to at least one man to assist her retrieve her child.
“In the meantime, the suspect had organized at hand over the newborn to at least one Mrs. Nneka Ejekwu, who had a cryptic being pregnant.
“Mrs.Juliana Effiong was stated to have been treating each Mr and Mrs. Ejekwu with fertility medicine to allow her conceive.
“Having cornered the new child, Mrs Ejekwu, who had earlier parted with the sum of 1 million and 300 thousand,(N1,300,000) was invited by Juliana and induced into labour. By the point she got here round, she was offered with a new child of the sufferer as her child,” the assertion learn.
In the meantime, the NAPTIP Commander has stated no effort shall be spared to burst the complete syndicate