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