Report emanating from the Federal Polytechnic Nekede has it that, one  Vivian Iwuji who  gave birth to a baby boy on August 2, 2014 has with the assistance of her boyfriend, one Obinna Ugochukwu sold the baby for the  sum of  N620,000. However, luck ran out on them as the buyer, one Ehegalara Edwin was arrested by the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Imo State Police Command, Owerri and the baby  rescued.Vivian’s father, Mr Patrick Iwuji told the police that him and his wife were aware that their daughter, Vivian was pregnant. “She told  us that she was going to the hospital  to deliver and when we visited her, we asked her about the baby. She told us that the baby was dead.“I didn’t believe  her  and there was no trace  that my daughter’s baby was dead. I had to  report to the  police. Later the case was transferred  to the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit for investigation.

“It was there that my own daughter  with her boyfriend confessed that they sold the baby boy  in the sum of N620,000 to one  Ehegalara Edwin.”

It was a tear of joy on August 11, 2014 at the Police Headquarters, Owerri when the Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdulmajid  Ali handed over the baby  to Mr. Iwuji.

In a related development, the Imo State Police Command  through its  Anti-Human Trafficking Unit has  successfully rescued  and returned another baby abducted from his mother  few hours after he was born.

Speaking with grapevine,  the  Imo State Commissioner of Police, Ali said that the  Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the command was able to rescue the baby after a tip-off by a commercial tricycle rider who suspected the shady behaviour  of the suspects when they  boarded a tricycle  on July  30, 2014.

The tricycle rider was said to have informed the police that  three armed men came in with a tricycle, shot into the air and snatched a two week old baby boy.

CP Ali said that they handed over the baby boy to three persons, one man and two women who  came from Nasarawa State.

He said they picked tricycle from Orija  and from there  took  the Young Shall Grow bus going  to Lagos State.  The suspects were in the bus when they were arrested by the Anti-Human Trafficking Section and the baby was rescued.

He said they have made confessional statements at the Iho Police Division.

CP Ali further said that the victim was able to identify her baby saying  the police  later found out  that the baby belongs to Mr. and Mrs Obi.

Ali later handed over the baby  boy to Mr and Mrs Obi.

Ali  pledged to rid the state of child trafficking.

He said the three suspects have been arrested in connection  with the matter and appealed to  religious and community  leaders to always give police  useful  information if any woman or family member without prior notice of pregnancy is seen with a new baby.

The family of Mr. and Mrs. Obi  thanked CP Ali and the  Anti –Human Trafficking Unit for  assisting them to recover their stolen baby from the criminals.

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