The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris Special Monitoring Team in Rivers State, led by Bennett Igweh, a deputy commissioner of Police (DCP), has bust a notorious child trafficking syndicate.
It was allegedly operated by Eucharia Jaja, an auxiliary nurse and her husband, Uche Jaja, a tailor, at Afrique Hotel in Oyibo Local Government of Rivers State.
The police, following a tip-off, uncovered the syndicate, and swooped on young, expectant mothers, who intended to traffick their babies.
Thirteen were arrested. Among them is a couple, Richard and Chidinma Benson, who sold their one-day-old baby to the Jajas for N550,000, to enable them pay their N10,500 debt and relocate from Isiala-ngwa North in Abia State to Umuahia, the state capital.
The couple said they only made N250,000 after ‘settling’ their accomplices.
When asked about the baby, the Jajas said they did not know, as it had been sold. Read more