Poverty 18-yr-old mother arrested for selling her baby

A teenage mother who was abandoned by the man who impregnated her has been arrested by the police for selling her baby.

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Ezinne Okike and other suspects play

Ezinne Okike and other suspects

(Enugu Police Command)
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An 18-year-old girl, Ezinne Okike, has been arrested by the police in Enugu State, for allegedly selling her one-year-old baby, alongside two other suspects who aided her in the unholy transaction.

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It was gathered that the teenage mother who is from Isu-Mbaneze village in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, had sold the baby named Chisom Raphael, because she could no longer cater for her after the man who got her pregnant abandoned her and her parents allegedly washed their hands off her.

While confessing to selling her baby, Okike said she had no means of taking care of the baby and informed her bosom friend who connected her to the buyer.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the arrest of the suspects, noting that the girl had the baby out of wedlock and decided to keep it but when she could no longer take care of it, she decided to sell it off.

The innocent baby Chisom Raphael play

The innocent baby Chisom Raphael



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"The suspect narrated that when things were no longer working smoothly for her while at home, her bosom friend,  identified as one Promise Godwin, 20, also from Isu Mbaneze Ohazara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State  approached her and told her to come to Enugu with the child with a promise that somebody was going to take care of Ezinne and little Chisom Raphael," Amaraizu said, adding that the suspects would soon be charged to court for child trafficking.

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