Police arrest woman who sells children for N50,000
Okorie was apprehended by residents after an alarm was raised by the mothers of the children she kidnapped.
The police commissioner, Mr. Sam Okaula, disclosed this to newsmen while parading some criminals in the state, Daily Post reports.
According to Okaula, the woman was arrested on Wednesday, August 2, 2016, while trying to escape with a child she stole at Udoma village, in Idemili North Local Government Area.
Now that the road has ended for her, Okorie, who is a member of an organised kidnapping group, has now confessed to her crimes.
“Usually I come from Ebonyi State to Anambra State to steal children and sell each one for N50,000 to a syndicate at a hospital (name withheld) in Onitsha."
“Luck ran out on me when I went to Udoma village in Umuoji community and I met a woman who was with her little child, and pretended that I was looking for somebody."
“The mother of the boy told her son to take me to the place and from there I took him away."
“I did the same thing in another street, where I wanted to take another three-year old before the mother of the victim alerted the community and the police and the two stolen three-year0old boys were rescued.”
“I am married and have five children. We live at Amasiri, Afikpo Ebonyi State. I am a trader but it was greed that made me go into child trafficking."
“I started on July 15, 2016, when I sold the son of a pastor (name withheld) to the staff of a hospital that is part of the syndicate."
“The doctor that owns the hospital paid me N50, 000."
"Immediately I got my money I went back to Ebonyi State, she said, adding that a certain unnamed doctor who runs a hospital in Asaba, Delta State, administered a deadly oath on her never to disclose the truth when arrested."
Supol Nkeiruka Nwode, the Police Public Relations Officer, in his reaction to the incident, advised parents and guardians to keep a peeled eye concerning the safety of their children and wards.
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