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Man Sells His Three Children For N1.5m In Rivers

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Man Sells His Three Children For N1.5m In Rivers

The suspect was taking advantage of her daughter’s disabilities to perpetrate the act of selling the children.

Operatives of Rivers State Police Command have arrested one Charles Micheal, for allegedly selling his three children for a total of N1.5 million.

The suspects who is from Omoku in the Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni local government area of the state sold the three children at Omerelu, a community in Ikwerre Local Government Area.

Micheal sold his five-year-old child, two-year-old, and a day-old for N700,000, N500,000, and N350,000 respectively. The suspect, in an interview with newsmen, blamed economic hardship for his action, saying he was unable to take care of the children.

He confessed that he sold the children at intervals and used the proceeds to open a salon for his wife with hearing and speaking disabilities. He also confessed to being intercepted by a vigilante group in Omerelu in Ikwerre Council in Rivers State. Michael disclosed that he was handed over to Elele Police Division from where he was transferred to the CP Monitoring unit.

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The states Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Grace Iringe-Koko, while parading the seven child-trafficking syndicate, said their arrest was based on the revelation of two suspects who were earlier arrested.

“An extended investigation into Omudiaga community in Emohua Local Council of Rivers State and Ogbaku community in Mbaitoli Local Council of Imo State led to the arrest of the duo of Ndubuisi Egbueri at Omudiaga and Ndubuisi Wosa and Chioma Anele at Ogbaku.

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“They confessed to receiving one of the babies, which they later handed over to a former councillor in Emohua Local Council identified as Regina Aki at Rukpokwu in Obio/ Akpor council of the state.

“Aki was also arrested and she admitted to contacting one Favour Amaewhule at Aluu, in Ikwerre LGA where the day-old baby was sold in the presence of Michael Charles, the father of the baby.

According to her  Favour Amaewhule was arrested and admitted to buying the baby for the sum of N700,000.00, while N350,000.00 was paid to Michael Charles, the father of the baby, and N350,000.00 was paid to Regina Aki and partners.

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“Both the two-year-old and the baby bought by Amaewhule have been recovered, adding that investigation was in top gear to recover the five-year-old,” she added.

Meanwhile, the mother-in-law of Michael explained to newsmen that before the arrest, the suspect had been lying to her that her grandchildren, especially the last child, died after birth. She said the suspect was taking advantage of her daughter’s disabilities to perpetrate the act of selling the children.

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