James Sowole in Akure
The Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Police at the weekend paraded a nurse, Mrs Chibuzor Okoye, for selling a baby belonging to a 17- year-old girl, Miss Tessy Obianua, to a couple in Onitsha, Anambra State, for the sum of N500,000.
The State Commissioner for Police, Mrs. Hilda Ibifuro-Harrison, who paraded the nurse and the teenage mother at the Command Headquarters located on Igbatoro Road, Akure, said five persons were involved in the case.
According to him, Tessy fell a victim of a specialized child trafficker, Mrs. Chibuzor Okoye, who convinced her to sell the baby to Mr. and Mrs. Sunday Kalu, who were desperately looking for a baby.
She said the police got a tip about the matter when Tessy’s father, Mr. Henry Obianu, who lives at Ogbese in Akure North Local Government Area of the state reported that her daughter was missing with her pregnancy to the police.