Two nabbed for al­legedly buy­ing four-day-old baby for N300,000

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - THE METRO SECTION - From Isa Ab­dul­salami Ahovi, Jos

THE Op­er­a­tion Safe Haven (OPSH), a multi-se­cu­rity task force main­tain­ing peace in Plateau State and some parts of Bauchi and Kaduna, has pa­raded two women over al­leged traf- fick­ing of a four-day old fe­male baby.

Parad­ing the sus­pects at the Sec­tor 1 Com­mand in Jos yes­ter­day, Col. Musa Etsu-ndagi, said OPSH per­son­nel ar­rested the women iden­ti­fied as Doris Eg­bu­fu­rum, 39 and Es­ther James, 40 with the baby at Ba­bale Gwam check­point around 7:15p.m. on Mon­day af­ter they boarded a com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle in Bauchi. “A pas­sen­ger in the ve­hi­cle raised the alarm that she was sus­pect­ing the two women in the ve­hi­cle as it doesn’t like they were the moth­ers of the baby. The troops ar­rested them and in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed that they bought the baby from one Mr. Abuna in Bauchi 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 for N300,000 from one man in Bauchi.

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

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