While many couples are looking for kids and would do anything to have one, some simply throw their kids away and leave them to do. Others, like the Nigerian man in this story, sees them as an object they can sell to raise funds for their selfish purpose.
According to an article by the Leadership. A Nigerian man known as Mr Onyekachi Ekwelum is set to appear before a magistrate court in connection to an allegation that he sold his six-month-old son to raise funds for a visa to travel to Greece.
Onyekachi Ekwelum supposedly carried act the plan to sell their son without seeking his wife consent in a bid to become a Nigerian Immigrant in Greece. Unfortunately for the man, Ozioma, his 20-year-old wife raised an alarm and reported the matter to the police when she found out their son was missing.
Mr Usman Abubakar Tilli, the Abia State commissioner of Police who disclosed the matter to newsmen in his office on Monday said the police mounted a man hunt that led to the rescue of the child and the arrest of the suspects.
Commissioner Tilli warned criminals to stay off the state as there would be no hiding place for them and said the suspects have been charged to court.
[quote style=”boxed” float=”left”]Describing such acts as inhuman, he said the suspects in the criminal transaction have been apprehended and charged to an Umuahia Magistrate court.[/quote]The Commissioner who expresses concern over spate of child trafficking said that on March 4 this year Mr Chidiebere Samuel of Ovungwu in IsialaNgwa south Local government area that his wife Odinaka Samuel connived with a nurse Monica Benjamin who delivered her baby girl and sold the child at N150, 000.
Describing such acts as inhuman, he said the suspects in the criminal transaction have been apprehended and charged to an Umuahia Magistrate court.
In a similar incident in Amoji Isiala Ngwa north local government the commissioner said that a man Mr Oluchukwu Ogidi reported that his wife Kelechi on March 16 connived with one Dr Williams Oruwa who delivered her baby and sold the newborn baby boy for N350.He also said the suspects have been arrested and charged to court even as he revealed that in the course of investigation three pregnant women allegedly harboured by the suspect possibly to have their babies sold after delivery were discovered.