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A nurse, Ngozi Eboson has been arrested by Imo state police command for allegedly selling two children for N500,000 each to one Mrs Chinyere Ohanyere, aka Madam Chichi to keep her marriage.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the nurse allegedly bought the children from two different women, Nkechi and Chikaodi, and sold them to Madam Chichi.
She was however arrested in the Owerri West area of the state.
A police officer who pleaded anonymity said, “The nurse confessed that she bought the children from two girls, Nkechi and Chikaodi, for N500,000 each and sold them to Madam Chichi, who is desperate to keep her marriage.
“She was arrested at New Owerri in Owerri West, where she stayed to carry out the illegal business. Madam Chichi was claiming that she was the one who gave birth to the two babies, but the arrest and confession of the nurse have exposed her lies.”
Madam Chichi hails from Oguta in Imo State.
It had been reported that the police had arrested Madam Chichi for allegedly trafficking twins in August 2021.
The 55-year-old, who was arrested alongside two others, was sighted by our correspondent in the custody of police in Owerri, where she was being interrogated.
The police had handed over the two children to the government after medical examinations allegedly showed that she was not their mother.
The police spokesperson, Micheal Abattam had said the command was working on arresting other suspects involved in the incident.