Woman Sells Baby N430,000 in Enugu

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22 year old Chinelo Huma,

(pictured above), who got

pregnant while she was

engaged in prostitution, sold

her 1-month baby for

N430,000. She, alongside 3

others, have been arrested

by the Anti-Human

Trafficking Unit of the Enugu

State Police Command.

Sunday Sun reports;

Three other women,

Nkechi Ugochukwu,

Maria Asomba and

Esther Obi, who

allegedly played roles

in the sale of the baby

were traced to

Onitsha, Anambra

State and arrested by

the police.

Enugu State

Commissioner of

Police, Mr

Mohammed Adamu

who disclosed this,

told Sunday Sun that

Huma got pregnant

while prostituting. Her

boyfriend who was

not quite ready to

bear the responsibility

of fatherhood

rejected Huma’s

pregnancy.

Incidentally, Huma

already had two

children, who were

being cared for by her

mother. So having

another child out of

wedlock was not an

idea that appealed to

her one bit and she

decided to relieve

herself of the burden

of caring for the baby.

Her words:

“I am a prostitute.

When I became

pregnant and it was

close to nine months,

my boyfriend rejected

it. I decided to sell the

baby. When I gave

birth on April 13,

2014, one lady whose

name is Maria

Asomba, arranged for

the baby to be sold to

Mrs. Nkechi

Ugochukwu, and she

paid N430, 000, but

Asomba gave me

N150,000.

“When the police

arrested Ugochukwu,

I told them I didn’t

want the baby again,

because I already

have two children and

my mother is taking

care of them.”

Adamu explained that 43-

year-old Ugochukwu had for

long desired to have a child

of her own but was unable

to conceive. The

arrangement to source the

baby was facilitated by one

Esther Obi, who nursed the

newborn for two weeks

before handing her over to

Ugochukwu.

The Commissioner of Police

further revealed that

Asomba, 35, specialized in

looking recruiting pregnant

ladies that were willing to

dispose of their babies after

giving birth.

The police learnt about the

ignoble act, Adamu said the

Head of the Anti-Human

Trafficking Unit, Supol Gloria

Udoka (DSP) and her team

swung into action and traced

the suspects to a jungle in

Onitsha, where the one-

month old was rescued. The

police team also arrested

Ugochukwu.

Giving more insight to the

sordid affair, the deputy

head of the State Criminal

Investigation Department,

Supol Anyai Dennis (CSP)

expressed disgust that even

after the baby was

recovered, Huma insisted she

didn’t want to keep the

baby.

Supol Dennis added that

Ugochukwu was reluctant to

hand over the baby as she

had led her neighbours to

believe she had given birth

and would feel a deeply

embarrassed, given that she

had made arrangements for

the baby already named as

Chinasa.

Expressing her pain at the

turn of events, Ugochukwu

lamented:

“I have been barren

for years and I

needed a child. My

husband’s kinsmen

have been maligning

and making jest of me

because I don’t have

a child. I borrowed

N430,000 to buy the

child; my husband is

aware of the baby.

The baby was brought

to me on April 17,

2014. When I took the

baby to my

compound all my

neighbours

congratulated me

over the new baby;

policemen came and

took the baby from

me. I don’t want my

money back. I need

the baby. I have

named the baby

Chinasa and I am

already planning to

dedicate her in

church.”

That desire now appears to

be a pipe dream as the

Commissioner of Police has

given a firm assurance that

all the suspects would be

charged to court soon for

human trafficking.


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