Mother, daughter, steal and sell baby for N250,000 in Anambra

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Police officers in Anambra have apprehended a 42-year-old mother, Ngozi Ede, and her 17-year-old daughter, Kosiso who allegedly plotted and stole a baby in the Idemili North Local Government area of the state. The suspects are said to have subsequently sold the baby for N250,000.

While reporting the incidence to newsmen from Punch, the police spokesperson in the state, Haruna Mohammed, stated, “Police detectives attached to the Awada Division arrested one Ngozi Ede, female, aged 42 years, and her daughter, Kosiso Ede, female, aged 17 years of No. 4 Ukaegbu Junction, Awada. The suspects conspired and stolen one Mesoma Ikoko, aged four years, from the custody of her mother, one Nneka Ikoko, of the Mammy Market, Army Barracks, Onitsha.

Mother, daughter, steal and sell baby for N250,000 in Anambra

The preliminary investigation further led to the arrest of one Ifeoma Okeke, aged 45 years, who collected the child from the above-mentioned suspects and handed her over to one Ifeoma Okonkwo of Eke Nkpor. The stolen baby has been recovered in good condition and handed over to her mother. Consequently, the sum of N250,000 suspected to be part of the proceeds of the illicit transaction was also recovered as an exhibit.”

Mohammed subsequently assured that the suspects will be charged to court and duly prosecuted, once investigations on the incident are over.

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