A couple, identified as Ugochukwu Nwachukwu, 28; and Glory Ugochukwu, 30, have confessed to selling 3 different children, including their child, for N600,000.
The couple was paraded alongside 17 other suspected criminals at the Imo state Police Headquarters by the state Commissioner of police, Mr Dazuki Galadanchi.
The couple was arrested on July 20 at Umuokai Owerri Nta in Isiala Ngwa South Local government of Imo State.
Galadanchi said the suspects “conspired and lured one Jovita Aloka to Naze, where they tactically disposed her of her two children, Adaugo Oliver, 3, and Daniel Oliver 6 months and sold them to unknown persons.”
Glory said: “I asked my husband where my child was and he told me he had sold him. I was not happy with him. He never gave me even one naira. He is my first child. I am not happy with what he did.”
Ugochukwu, however, said: “I discussed with my wife before selling the child. I sold him for N400,000. My reason was that I wanted to join the Army and I did not have money to process it.
“The bill they gave to me was high and I went to the point of selling my properties after that I could not make it. What I did was to use the remaining money to buy a motorcycle and start fishery business.
“I was arrested through the person who linked me to selling my son. He connected me to another person. This second one is a boy and a girl and they sold them N400,000. They gave me only N200,000. It is this second business that exposed me.”