Crime & PunishmentNews3 Suspects Arraigned for Sale of Twin Babies and Murder in Enugu

ENUGU — The Nigeria Police Force, Enugu Command on Friday arraigned in court 3 female suspects for conspiracy, child trafficking, and murder.

The suspects, Ukorie Cynthia aged 25, Onyia Pauline aged 56, and Aroh Ijeoma aged 39, all residing in Enugu, were arrested a month ago by Police Operatives serving in Central Police Station (CPS) Enugu and remanded in Enugu Correctional Custodial Centre pending hearing of the case.

They were arrested by the police on the report of alleged conspiracy and selling of late Chinenye Odoh’s newborn twins; the business went soar when Odoh realized the trio lied to her on the actual amount realized on the sale of her infants.

The State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department of Enugu State Police reveal that Chinenye Odoh was poisoned when she realized that the suspects gave her an amount less than the total sum they sold the babies.

“The investigations revealed that Ukorie Cynthia accommodated the deceased in her house till she put to birth on 05/07/2022, while Aroh Ijeoma facilitated the sale of the babies by contacting Onyia Pauline, a Nurse, who brought a couple that bought the babies upon their birth at the sum of three million naira (N3,000,000.00).”

“Contrary to this sum, Ijeoma informed the deceased and mother of the babies, Chinenye, that the children were sold for two million, three hundred and fifty thousand naira (N2,350,000.00) and thereafter, gave her the sum of one million, eight hundred thousand naira (N1,800,000.00);”

“Ijeoma gave Cynthia and Pauline fifty thousand naira (N50,000.00) each; and kept the remaining proceed to herself.”

The sealed deal went soar when the deceased got wind of the exact amount her infants were sold for and demanded the balance.

To silence her, investigations reveal that the deceased ate poisoned corn given to her by Cynthia.

The police bulletin signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe states that the case has been adjourned to 05/10/2022 for further hearing.

Ije Ulasi (Regional Correspondent)

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