Sunday, May 25, 2014

Mother, Others Arrested For Selling Baby…As Buyer Pleads She Wants Baby Back

A 22-year old mother has been arrested for selling her one month old baby for N430,000 in Enugu. The mother, Chinelo Huma got N150,000 out of the deal while other women involved shared the rest of the money.

They were later arrested for such an illegal act, but the new mom, who is 43 and has been barren all through her marriage cried and pleaded with the police to give her back the baby. She said even though she went to borrow the money, she does not want it back but wants the baby. Find the story after the cut as reported by Sun.


Twenty-two-year-old Chinelo Huma, who sold her one-month-old baby for N430,000 has been arrested by the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Enugu State Police Command.

Three other women, Nkechi Ugochukwu, Maria Asomba and Esther Obi, who allegedly played roles in the sale of the baby were traced to Onitsha, Anambra State and arrested by the police.

Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu who disclosed this, told Sunday Sun that Huma got pregnant while she was engaged in prostitution. Her boyfriend who was not quite ready to bear the responsibility of fatherhood rejected Huma’s pregnancy.

Incidentally, Huma already had two children, who were being cared for by her mother. So having another child out of wedlock was not an idea that appealed to her one bit and she decided to relieve herself of the burden of caring for the baby.

Her words: “I am a prostitute. When I became pregnant and it was close to nine months, my boyfriend rejected it. I decided to sell the baby. When I gave birth on April 13, 2014, one lady whose name is Maria Asomba, arranged for the baby to be sold to Mrs. Nkechi Ugochukwu, and she paid N430, 000, but Asomba gave me N150,000.

“When the police arrested Ugochukwu, I told them I didn’t want the baby again, because I already have two children and my mother is taking care of them.”

Adamu explained that 43-year-old Ugochukwu had for long desired to have a child of her own but was unable to conceive. The arrangement to source the baby was facilitated by one Esther Obi, who nursed the newborn for two weeks before handing her over to Ugochukwu.

The Commissioner of Police further revealed that Asomba, 35, specialized in looking recruiting pregnant ladies that were willing to dispose of their babies after giving birth.

The police learnt about the ignoble act, Adamu said the Head of the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit, Supol Gloria Udoka (DSP) and her team swung into action and traced the suspects to a jungle in Onitsha, where the one-month old was rescued. The police team also arrested Ugochukwu.

Giving more insight to the sordid affair, the deputy head of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Supol Anyai Dennis (CSP) expressed disgust that even after the baby was recovered, Huma insisted she didn’t want to keep the baby.

Supol Dennis added that Ugochukwu was reluctant to hand over the baby as she had led her neighbours to believe she had given birth and would feel a deeply embarrassed, given that she had made arrangements for the baby already named as Chinasa.

Expressing her pain at the turn of events, Ugochukwu lamented: “I have been barren for years and I needed a child. My husband’s kinsmen have been maligning and making jest of me because I don’t have a child. I borrowed N430,000 to buy the child; my husband is aware of the baby. The baby was brought to me on April 17, 2014. When I took the baby to my compound all my neighbours congratulated me over the new baby; policemen came and took the baby from me. I don’t want my money back. I need the baby. I have named the baby Chinasa and I am already planning to dedicate her in church.”

That desire now appears to be a pipe dream as the Commissioner of Police has given a firm assurance that all the suspects would be charged to court soon for human trafficking.

27 comments:

  1. Why can't she adopt a child instead

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    1. The seller agreed to sell and the buyer paid with happiness
      Even after the amebo, the seller still says she does not want
      and the buyer is still pleading for the child. Even the husband
      of the buyer is aware of the transaction so whose interest is the
      police trying to serve now? What is police business in this matter?
      They can only advise the woman to do proper documentation in the form
      of adoption as there is no crime here. There are things the police will see and when
      they verify they should look the other way. There are lots of crime
      out there waiting for Police attention. This one is definitely not one of
      them.

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    2. Exactly @ South. My sentiments exactly. Do they want her to dump d baby in d canal like some ladies did recently? They should just legalise it. Shikena

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  2. But why is it always d Ibos in this child trading bizness? Seriously, am jst wondering if there are still women in dat land that want to be pregnant, u jst wake up over nite nd become a mother ,d earlier she realises there is no sentiment in cases like this d better for her.why didn't she adopt right away?

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  3. Eyaa, make them give the old woman the child jor, is better she sold the child instead of growing the baby aways, let's not judge the poor girl because we don't know her suituation. DERA MI

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  4. But girl is so notty, third child metcheew. DERA MI

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  5. Hmmmm.....personally I feel like this is all just wrong......the buyer and the seller - I just don't get it.....it wasn't like they sold a car......they sold an actual human being.....it don't matter whatever the circumstances are tho...

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  6. Is this girl aware of HIV @ all? U are a prostitute nd u sleep wt ur customers without condom, so so sorry .

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  7. Good afternoon Ladun u haven't said nothing abt d winners of d 5k oh? I predicted d correct score-line. Just a reminder sha

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  8. A baby was dumped in yaya Abatan, ogba Lagos recently. No police swung into action to investigate n find out who did it. Na dis one dem go show power. †ђε real mother no want. Buyer want †ђε pickin more dan money. Tell her to make it formal n documented. Why put †ђε woman thru more tavails. Even orphanage cnt care n love †ђε child †ђε way †ђε new (buyer) mum would as she desperately wants a child.

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    1. Tell them oooo. They have not told us who dumbed that baby

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  9. The woman is out of her mind

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  10. HUMMM OUR ISSUES ARE JUST MUCH.. SO SAD..
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  11. This is the height of poverty

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  12. Can they leave these women alone and face more pressing issues

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  13. SHE MUST BE VERY SICK AND NEEDS TO BE FLOGGED. HOW CAN YOU GET PREGNANT AGAIN OUTSIDE WEDLOCK FOR THE 3RD TIME. SICKO

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  14. Wetin concern the police on top this matter

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  15. Give the baby to the buyer

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  16. Igbo kwenu
    anything for money

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  17. She's a disgrace to womanhood

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  18. 430 thousand is just too small

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  19. So sad. Pls. Let d buyer have dis baby back. I feel she will take proper. Care of her.

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  20. Please Mr commissioner of Police in Enugu, do kindly give the said buyer back the baby for proper care. The seller doesnt need the baby, Madam buyer's husband in the know of things and the baby sure will find joy in the new home. Would you rather the baby is dumped or disposed somewhere than this? Wonder how d police even got wind of this matter when there are more pressing issues bedeviling us in the country..KMT

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