The woman, who allegedly sold her baby for N500,000 and lied that the baby died during birth, has been arrested by the Imo state police command.
The Imo state police public Relation Officer, PPRO, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed this yesterday in Owerri.
Orlando said the arrest of the woman identified as Chinaza Ukaonu was made possible by her husband, Promise Ukaonu, who reported the wife to the police, after the wife could not tell him the whereabouts of their child.
The alleged buyer of the child, Amadi Chioma, and two nurses, Esomonu Dorathy and Eke Catherine, who took care of Mrs. Ukaonu during the time she was pregnant were also arrested.
Narrating how the police made the arrest the PPRO, said:
“On the 01/08/19, operatives of the Command acting on reasonable information arrested, Chinaza Ukaonu; Amadi Chioma; Esomonu Dorathy; Eke Catherine all females.
“It is noteworthy that Chinaza Ukaonu, left the house on the said day with an eight (8) months old pregnancy on the pretext that she was going to stay awhile with her brother who stays at Ubomiri, Mbaitoli LGA.
Upon investigation, the husband, one Promise Ukaonu, discovered she wasn’t there.
“However, a month later he received a call that his wife had a still born. When he demanded to see the remains of the child, the wife told him that she wrapped it in a nylon bag and disposed of it.
Not satisfied with the story, he reported the matter to the Police, which led to the arrest of Chinaza Ukaonu, who then confessed of having sold the child to Amadi Chioma, for the sum of five hundred thousand naira (N500,000), with the help of the two nurses Esomonu Dorathy, and Eke Catherine, who assisted her through the child birth.
“However, the child has been recovered and investigation is at advance stage.”