Police arrest woman for selling her baby for N14,000 in Benue

The police in Benue State have arrested a kidnap syndicate, which
specializes in buying and selling of babies.
Among the arrested suspects is a lady who allegedly sold her two
months old baby for a sum of N14,000.00.
Parading the suspects at the state Police Command on Friday, the
state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Austin Ezeani told
newsmen that the group had formed a ring around the length and
breadth of the state, abducting and trading with babies within the
range of one month to six years old.
Among those apprehended is one Veronica Vanger, who is based
in the state and who is specialized in recruiting pregnant young
girls to eastern part of the country where they are taken care of
until they deliver their babies and sell them away.
One of the victims, one Ngbernkerger Doo was said to had
through Veronica sold her new born baby for N100,000 but was
later short changed and given only N14,000.00.
Another victim, Doshima Adogo, a 16-year-old girl, who gave
birth to a baby girl while living with her aunt in Buruku local
government of the state, was also made to part with her baby to
a stranger from Enugu but got N20,000.00 out of the
N220,000.00 said to have been paid to buy the baby.


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