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