Tony Okafor, Awka
The police in Anambra State have arrested a 31-year-old man, Chijioke Chukwulota, for allegedly selling twin babies of his ex-girlfriend.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Awka, the state capital.
Mohammed said the suspect sold the twin babies from an ex-girlfriend whom he (suspect) impregnated for N150,000 to a child trafficking syndicate.
He said two suspects had been arrested and the babies rescued.
He said, “Following credible intelligence, police operatives attached to the Command’s Special Anti-cult Unit arrested one Chijioke Chukwulota, 31, of Imo State, but resides at Uruagu village, Nnewi, Anambra State.
“The suspect lured his ex-girlfriend whom he allegedly impregnated and stole the twin baby girls, aged about two months after she gave birth to them through a cesarean section and sold same children to one Tina Ibeato, 31, of Imo State at N150,000.
“The two suspects have been arrested and the children recovered in good condition.
Mohammed said investigation was ongoing on the matter after which the suspects would be prosecuted.