This is as shocking as it gets: a husband and his wife are currently in police detention for allegedly engaging children trafficking, with the pregnant woman revealing the shocking news that her husband had already sold her unborn baby for N200,000.
Chibuzor Mba, 27, and his wife, Adaobi, 23, were arrested for allegedly stealing a neighbour’s four-year-old son, Stanley Uchenna Ezeaka, at their home located at Jakande Area of Ajagbandi, Lagos, on March 14, 2013.
Two other female suspects are also being quizzed by the detectives in Lagos.
While parading the two suspects before newsmen at the command headquarters, Ikeja, yesterday, Lagos State Police Command spokesperson Ngozi Braide said the couples tricked the little boy, Stanley, when his parents were not at home and took him to Calabar, Cross River State, where he was sold to a woman, Benedict Ogbonna, a resident of Onitsha, Anambra State, who operates an illegal orphanage home, for N400, 000.
The same boy was allegedly resold to another woman, Patricia Mgbuowor, who has been childless for 29 years, for the sum of N600,000.
Braide, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said: “The case of missing person was reported to the police at Ilemba Police Station, Ajamgbadi, where a manhunt was launched for the couple, Chibuzor and Adaobi, who had been on the run. The detectives called their mobile phone sets, but they had switched them off. Following a tip-off, the couples were traced to Calabar, Cross River State and the duo was arrested.