A middle aged woman by the name Ifeoma (not real name) was arrested by Maraba police for selling three children including her own daughter.
She told her husband that she had taken their daughter to a friend in Port Harcourt to help them train her. The husband later got to know that his wife was telling him lies when she was arrested by the police for selling two other children in December 2015.
One of the children, a seven year old boy was sold to somebody at Port Harcourt at the cost of two or hundred thousand naira and the other child, a girl of five years was sold at the cost of one hundred and eighty thousand naira only to somebody in Lagos.
The lady lured the children out of their neighborhood and travelled to sell them to their respective buyers at Lagos and Port Harcourt. Immediately she travelled, the parents of the children started looking for them and people who sited the kidnapper and the children told the parents and they went to the police to lay complaint.
The kidnapper came back to Maraba after some days and the police was informed, and did not waste time to arrest.
It was during interrogation that she confessed that she had already sold her child earlier in the year.
She then gave the names and contact address of the buyers of the two children she sold in December. The police then went after them and apprehended them and brought them to Maraba.
After preliminary investigation, the Maraba police have handed the suspects to the Nassarawa state police command for further investigation.
The two children have been handed over to their different parents. The parents of the children said that prior to the incident the kidnapper had been buying things to their children and was being too close to comfort. They said the action of the woman had taught them a lesson.
The Divisional Police Officer (DPO), of ‘A’ Divisional Headquarter, Maraba, CSP Sam Ayi Ewah, whose men are handling the case has warned residents of Maraba and environ to desist from crime. He said that his men will not spare anybody who engages in criminality within his division no matter the person’s status.