CRIME Nurse ar­rested with baby bought for N300,000 en-route La­gos

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - From Bashir Li­man, Jos

Op­er­a­tion Safe Haven (OPSH), a multi-se­cu­rity task­force main­tain­ing peace in Plateau State and some parts of Bauchi and Kaduna states, has ar­rested two women over al­leged traf­fick­ing of a four-day-old girl.

While parad­ing the sus­pects at the Sec­tor 1 Com­mand in Jos, yes­ter­day, Colonel Musa Et­suNdagi, said OPSH’s per­son­nel ar­rested the women iden­ti­fied as Doris Eg­bu­fu­rum, 39 and Es­ther James, 40, with the baby at Ba­bale Gwam check­point - an entrance into Plateau from Bauchi State.

Col. Ndagi said the sus­pects were ar­rested around 7:15pm on Mon­day at the check­point af­ter they boarded a com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle in Bauchi.

“A pas­sen­ger in the ve­hi­cle raised an alarm that she sus­pected two women in the ve­hi­cle with a four­day-old fe­male baby, and none of them ap­peared to be the mother of the child.

“The troops ar­rested them and in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed that they bought the baby from one Mr Abuna in Bauchi State for N300, 000,” he said.

One of the sus­pects, Doris Eg­bu­fu­rum, who lives in Imo State and worked as a nurse with Peo­ple’s Clinic in Bauchi said she was tak­ing the baby to La­gos af­ter she bought it at the rate of N300,000 from a man in Bauchi.

“I am tak­ing the baby to one woman who mar­ried for a long time with­out a child, she sent N320,000 for me, and I bought the baby at the rate of N300,000 and I am to use N20,000 as trans­port from Bauchi to La­gos,” she said.

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