Police operatives of the Delta State Command have busted a baby trafficking Ring responsible for trafficking in new born babies.
Confirming the arrest, Delta State Police Commissioner, CP Hafiz Inuwa stated that several members of the trafficking Ring including a Nurse were arrested
The Police said, “On Thursday 17th September 2020 , at about 11pm, following information from one Kelvin Anya of Qush Quarter, Onicha-Ugbo, in Aniocha North LGA, that his girlfriend, Ogechi Godwin , 20 years old gave birth to a baby boy and sold out the child to an unknown person while she lied to him that the baby died and was thrown into a pit toilet.
“On the strength of the report, the suspect was arrested and on interrogation, confessed that her baby was sold out with her consent by one Nkiru to one Ifeoma at Umunede.
Furthermore, one IsiomaI Otunji, a nurse and one Chukwuekwu Elemelu were arrested for their involvements.
While noting that the missing 2 months old baby was later recovered from where he was abandoned by the principal suspect Nkiru behind her residence at Igbodo in Aniocha North LGA.
Meanwhile, the Police disclosed that the suspect has fled her residence but efforts are is still ongoing to track and arrest the fleeing suspect.
In another development, Police operatives arrested a suspect with several prohibited arms despite warning by the Delta State Command that all prohibited arms be surrendered.
Giving details, the Police said, “As part of efforts to mop up illegally possessed firearms, that Vigilante chairman of Beneku unit, one, Chukwuji Gabriel had in his possession, firearms suspected to have been unlawfully possessed, the Police invited him for interrogation during which he declared having only three single barrel guns in his possession
“However, on searching his house and premises, one cut to size locally made pistol, 3 single barrel guns, one double barrel gun and one pump action gun were recovered inside the ceiling of his house.
The suspect was immediately arrested.
The Police also said, two other double barrel guns are in possession of two vigilante members presently on the run
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