3 in court for trafficking newborn twins, killing mother

By Charles Onyekwere

The Enugu State Police Command has charged three female suspects to Enugu Magistrate Court for alleged conspiracy, child trafficking and murder.

DSP Daniel Ndukwe, the command’s spokesman said the trio were arrested on the 26th of July, 2022 after a report that they poisoned the deceased; Chinenye Odoh who delivered a set of twins after they couldn’t agree on the sum for which the babies were sold.

Ndukwe in a statement made available to Newsmen gave the names of the suspects as Ukorie Cynthia (25), Onyia Pauline (56) and Aroh Ijeoma (39) adding that they were remanded in prison until October 5th, 2022 for the continuation of their trial.

“The suspects, who were arrested on 26/07/2022, by Police Operatives serving in Central Police Station (CPS) Enugu, were remanded in Enugu Correctional Custodial Centre, pending further hearing of the case.

“Their arrest was sequel to the receipt of a report alleging that they conspired and sold the newborn twins of one Chinenye Odoh aged 31, and thereafter caused her death by poisoning her food, when she realized that the suspects gave her an amount lesser than the total sum they sold the babies,” the statement reads.

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The police spokesman added that: “Investigations revealed that Ukorie Cynthia accommodated the deceased in her house till she put to bed on 05/07/2022, while Aroh Ijeoma facilitated the sale of the babies by contacting Onyia Pauline, a Nurse, who brought a couple that bought the babies upon their birth at the sum of three million naira (N3,000,000.00).

“That contrary to this sum, Ijeoma informed the deceased and mother of the babies, Chinenye, that the children were sold for two million, three hundred and fifty thousand naira (N2,350,000.00) and thereafter, gave her the sum of one million, eight hundred thousand naira (N1,800,000.00); gave Cynthia and Pauline fifty thousand naira (N50,000.00) each; and kept the remaining proceed to herself.

“However, when the deceased and mother of the babies eventually knew the exact amount they sold the babies, she demanded for the balance but was thereafter said to have eaten a suspected poisoned corn given to her by Cynthia, leading to her death.”

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