The Intelligence Department of Abia state Police Command has arrested a mother and her 19-years-old daughter for suspected child trafficking offence.
Their arrest followed intelligence report received by operatives of the department that one Chinasa Chidi, 19 years old female gave birth to a baby sometime in January 2015.
The mother, Eziaku Chidi had with the collusion of one Martha Ajuzieogu, female, who claimed to be a mid-wife working with Lawato Hospital at Osisioma and one Amarachi (who is on the run), sold the child for N150,000.00.
According to the mother whose child was sold, she was given #10,000.00 to take care of her immediate needs while part of the money was used to pay for her apprenticeship.
Ajuzieogu, who operates an illegal maternity home in her residence conspired with one Ngozi, a welfare officer, one Amarachi (both at large), Chinasa and Eziaku to sell the baby shortly after delivery to a yet to be disclosed buyer.
Eziaku and Martha claimed the baby died at the welfare home and the corpse was thrown into a pit.
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