An Asaba-based couple have been
arrested for allegedly selling their new born
twins for N200,000 each.
The incident, according to the Delta State Police
Command’s spokesman, Mr. Lucky Uyabeme,
took place last Sunday, while the buyer of the
twins based in Lagos and a Social Welfare
Officer who allegedly brokered the transaction
have equally been arrested.
According to Uyabeme, “on Sunday, at about
3.10 p.m, the Chairman of Asaba Community
Policing, Mr. Anthony Okonkevo, arrested a
couple, Augustine Agbona and his wife, Ebere,
living at the back of NTA Asaba, for child stealing and handed them over to the Divisional Police Officer ‘A’ Division police station, Asaba.
“However, police investigation revealed that the said Ebere Agbona, delivered a set of twin
babies a boy and a girl a few days earlier, at
Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Asaba and sold
them to one Anwulie Okogwu, who resides in
Lagos at the rate of N200,000 each through one
Ebele Ofuani of Ogwashi-Uku.
“Meanwhile, the said Ebere Ofuani has been
arrested and the babies recovered and handed
over to the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social
Welfare Asaba for proper care.
Also, one Oniyeogali Okolie of Social Welfare
Issele-Uku said to be the mastermind of the
business has been arrested. Investigation into
the case is said to be on-going.”
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