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Enugu: Fake Children Adoption Syndicate Leader In Police Net

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Posted: Sep 2, 2016 at 2:28 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Emmanuel Nzomiwu

Enugu – Enugu state police command yesterday arrested a 31- year-old woman identified as Chinenye Ezema for allegedly swindling unsuspecting members of the public who are desirous of adopting babies.

Independent gathered that Ezema always promise to help baby seekers secure an adoption at the famous Mother of Christ Hospital in Enugu.

The suspect, an indigene of Ogbozalla Opi Nsukka married to a man from Isiakpu Nsukka in Nsukka local government area of the state was nabbed recently by police detectives attached to the Central Police Station, Enugu.

Our correspondent gathered that the build-up to her arrest began when police received some petitions from members of the public on her criminal activities.

Insider sources alleged that Ezema has boasted a number of times to baby seekers that she has a credible link with one mother-general at the hospital who always assist in selling babies whose mothers died during deliveries to those seeking for babies to her.

However, Ebere Amaraizu, police image maker for Enugu police command, while confirming the arrest Wednesday said that the woman claimed she lives in Ibagwa Abakpa Nike Enugu and owns a shop at Old Park/Ogbete market where she sells clothes.

According to Amaraizu, “it  was gathered that the suspect usually perfect her story in such a  manner as to attract conviction and which will make her victims pay heavily either in cash or through the banks”.

Ezema, after collecting millions of naira from unsuspecting baby seekers could disappear without any baby being handed over to the victims, the police image maker said.

“She has allegedly swindled a lot of people within Enugu and its environs to the tune of several millions of Naira” Amaraizu said.

He however noted that the suspect in her reaction admitted that she does not have babies for sale and that she does not have any link with anybody from Mother of Christ Hospital as she usually claimed.

Amaraizu said the suspect attributed the situation she found herself to the work of the devil and pleaded for forgiveness.

‘She is helping the operatives in their investigations in relation to her alleged criminal activities” Amaraizu said.

Meanwhile, police commissioner for the state, Emmanuel Ojukwu    has warned members of the public especially those desirous of adopting babies to be wary of the likes of the suspect and to toe the approved way of adoption to avoid falling into the antics of mischief makers who may want to cash in on the burning desire of innocent victims to wreck havoc on them.

Independent recalled that in 2015, the police in Enugu busted a booming child trafficking syndicate where one Eze and agent to one

Madam Sarah was deeply involved in the criminal business of selling babies to people of various characters and motives.

A baby boy was sold for N500, 000 while a girl goes for N400, 000 by the syndicate; even as police sources said the price varies depending on the bargaining capacity of the buyer.

Human trafficking is banned under the Nigerian law and offenders are liable to either fine or jail terms or both.