Wednesday, 3 October 2012
NAPTIP burst Abuja baby selling syndicate
www.chiboychuks.blogspot.comA man and a woman who specialise in selling babies to couples with fertility problems have been arrested by operatives of the National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other Related Matters (NAPTIP).
The man, Kingsley Linus and a nurse, Martha Nwosu, lure young girls into phony marriages and thereafter disappear with their babies
The babies are usually sold for N400, 000 (four hundred thousand naira) to needy couples with fertility problems
The two suspects were arrested with five babies in Abuja
The latest victim is a 16 year old orphan, Prisca Asugwo who hails from Agwa Village in Imo state had her six month old baby stolen through a phony marriage.
However one of the suspects who claimed to be Prisca’s husband before he stole her baby, denied all the allegations.
The agency’s Assistant Public Relations Director, Mr. Orakwue Arinze, said the agency has so far discovered buyers of the five babies recovered.
Arinze said “they would stand as prosecution witnesses when the case is transferred to the police for prosecution”.