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Couple docked for stealing, selling day-old child in Ebonyi

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By Ruth Oginyi

Mr. Michael Nwafor and his girlfriend, Miss Onyinyechi Nwali, have been arrested and arraigned by police in Ebonyi state for allegedly selling their day-old child.

The suspects said they sold the baby at N350, 000 to start up a business. The couple was arraigned on February 21, 2021 in Abakaliki.

Police public relations officer in Ebonyi state, DSP Loveth Odah said the couple was arrested in Onitsha Anambra state and they confessed to the crime.

She said the child, sold as a one-day-old, was recovered after eight months. “Police operatives of anti-child trafficking unit of Ebonyi state command, arrested a couple at Anambra state for child stealing. The couple was arrested following a report by Mrs. Stella Nwali to the child trafficking unit of the command in the state. The complainant, who alleged that the daughter Onyinyechi Nwali, aged 20 years, was impregnated by Nwafor Michael after a while returned home without the said baby.

“On the strength of the report, Mr. Michael Nwafor and his girlfriend Onyinyechi were arrested. The suspect confessed to the crime and narrated that they sold the baby to a woman, in Anambra state, who bought the baby.

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