The Imo state Police Public relations Officer, Joy Elemoko has disclosed that an elderly couple Mr. and Mrs Paulinus Ogugua have been arrested for allegedly buying a two-week old baby for the sum of N800 at Aba in Abia State.
While addressing a news conference, Elemoko said the couple, from Umueji-Agha in Akokwa Ideato North local government area of the state, were arrested by the Police Ambush Squad at Ideato North area of the state while taking the baby to an unknown destination.
Meanwhile, the command also paraded a 33 year old suspected child trafficking king-pin, Amarachi Njoku, who is from Umudim in Ikeduru Local government area of Imo state.
The suspect, who confessed to the crime, disclosed that he wears female wig disguising like a female to beat security operatives. He also disclosed that it was his second time in the business and he gets babies from ladies who do not want their babies and sell to families looking for babies.
However, the Imo state Police Command has promised to investigate the two cases and ensure that all persons involved in the case are brought to book. They warned members of the public to desist from this ungodly and shameful act as all necessary measures are put in place to identify and arrest offenders.