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Two Women Nabbed For Buying Day-old Twins For N1.8m

Two women, Chizoba Eze and Amaka Eze, have been arrested by the Imo State Police Command for allegedly buying newborn twins, Emmanuel and Emmanuela, for N1.8m in Umuahia, Abia State.

The women, who were said to be from Enugu State, were paraded on Monday by the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Enwerem, who said the suspects were intercepted on Owerri-Aba Road.

The suspects were paraded on Monday alongside six others, who also allegedly abducted and sold nine other children.

The police spokesperson, who decried the rise in abduction of children, said there was a coordinated operation by the state command to eradicate the anomaly.

Emwerem said, “In our ongoing onslaught against child trafficking, operatives of the command have rescued newborn twins from suspected child traffickers.

“The twins, a boy and a girl, were rescued on Owerri-Aba Road following a coordinated operation by the command.

The suspects, who impersonated the mother of the twins, have made useful statements. We will charge them to court at the end of investigation.”

The PPRO advised parents to be mindful of those they left their children with, saying child trafficking was an absurdity.