Uche Duru a 33-year-old commercial motorcyclist, has allegedly dumped his wife, Rita Nwolu, for being pregnant while still nursing their two months’ old baby.
Duru also accused his wife of joining a baby factory, stating that she attempted to sell their two-month-old baby to one Mrs. Ngozi Egeonu for N300,000.
He reported that Egeonu who was running the baby factory had rented out an apartment for Nwoli so as to co-opt her into her baby factory.
“I have been looking for my wife since December. I never knew that she had already sold my baby to a woman for N300,000. I also learnt that she is two months’ pregnant; how can my wife who was delivered of a baby two months ago be pregnant?
“I am not the owner of that pregnancy because I did not sleep with her. I have not seen her for the past two months and it is the police that discovered that she went to sell my baby. I will leave her if she fails to tell me where the pregnancy came from.”
Duru thanked the police and also explained that though he and Nwolu had been living together, he had not finished paying her bride price.
But the wife, who looked worn-out, disagreed with Duru, insisting that her husband impregnated her, even while she was still nursing her two-month-old baby.
“My husband is the owner of the pregnancy. He impregnated me. After I gave birth to the baby, my husband would smoke Indian hemp and forcefully sleep with me.
“It continued to happen like that until I noticed that I was pregnant. Each time I refused to have sex with him, he would use a cutlass to threaten me.”
She claimed she did not sell the baby, that she decided to give the baby to a Egeonu, who promised to take care of the baby as there was nobody to look after it.
Egeonu denied running a baby factory, saying that what she ran was an orphanage in Owerri, Imo State.
She also denied buying Nwolu’s baby, but claimed that the N300,000 she offered the nursing mother, was to take care of the infant and her other children.
Mr. Cyril Okoro the Deputy Commissioner of Police in the Rivers State, said men of the IGP Monitoring Unit, on February 16, 2018, arrested Nkechi Uzoemene, Roseline Okey and Nwolu, who allegedly conspired to sell a two-month-old baby boy without the consent of Nwolu’s husband.
Okoro said, “The suspects were said to have conspired amongst themselves and sold a two-month-old baby boy belonging to Rita Nwolu for the sum of N300,000, albeit without the consent of her husband, Uche Duru.
“The child was sold to Ngozi Egeonu in Owerri, Imo State. However, on the execution of a search in the house and premises of the buyer, operatives recovered nine pregnant young women, whose pregnancies have been mortgaged.”