The Rivers State Police Command says it aborted the sale of a day-old baby in Port Harcourt.
Police Public Relations Officer in the State, SP Nnamdi Omoni made the disclosure in a statement circulated in the media.
Omoni stated that the alleged sale of the day old baby was aborted in an operation by the Special Anti Robbery Squad at Igwuruta, Ikwerre Local government area of the state.
Operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in a covert operation at the early hours of today 11/8/2030 cracked a Child Trafficking Syndicate at Igwuruta, Ikwerre LGA,where one Florence Jonah, a 56 year old woman was arrested.
She is alleged to have conspired with the father of the child, one Izuchukwu Success to sell him to waiting buyers at a cost of Nine Hundred Thousand Naira (900,000).
“Upon his arrest, the father led the Police to Better life Clinic, Eneka, where the child who had been sold, was eventually recovered and handed over to his real mother, Rejoice Izuchukwu. Both mother and child are in stable condition.
The suspects arrested are: Florence Jonah ‘f’ 56yrs, Ogum Ifeoma ‘f’ 22yrs, Beauty Nnodim ‘f’ 25yrs, Isabella Chika ‘f’ 20yrs’ and Blessing Udoh ‘f’ 20yrs,” he disclosed.
The Police Spokesman said those arrested are helping the Command in investigation and will be charged to Court soon.