A 23-year-old man, Kinsley Eze, who sold his 5-month-old baby has been arrested by the Abia State Police Command. Eze told Police he sold his baby for N250,000 due to lack of money to raise and train him. Eze made this confession while in the custody of the police in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.In his words, Eze said, “I am a mechanic. I was arrested for child trafficking. The baby is mine; my fiancee gave birth to him. We decided to sell the baby because I wasn’t making enough money to take care of him and the mother.”
Meanwhile the State Police Command also arrested another child trafficking suspect, Chinkata Chikezie, who reportedly sold his five-year-old son for an undisclosed amount. According to a police source, “During interrogation, Chikezie confessed that he sold his son in connivance with one Kelechi John and Chikezie Ubabuike. Police operatives attached to the division swung into action, arrested the other suspects, and recovered the child.” The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Anthony Ogbizi, confirmed the arrest of the suspects.