A 35 year old housewife, Blessing Ebuneku Agoro has been arrested by Ogun state police command for selling her two biological daughters; Semilore Agoro (4) and Deborah Agoro (2) in Redeem camp of Obafemi-Owode local government area of the state.
Penpushing reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer Abimbola Oyeyemi who confirmed the incident on Sunday said, the suspect was arrested, following a report lodged at Redeemed Camp divisional headquarters by her husband, Oluwaseyi Agoro, who reported.
The police spokesman said the husband told police that, he travelled for some time, and when he returned on the 8th of June 2021, he couldn’t find his two daughters, adding that all efforts to make his wife tell him the whereabout of the children proved abortive, hence his report.
“Upon the report, the DPO Redeemed Camp division CSP Alabi Akinjide detailed his detectives to apprehend the suspect, who had already been with the camp’s code of conduct department”, Oyeyemi said
Penpushing further reports that,he added that on interrogation, the suspect explained to the police that, her husband left home for the past two years, and while he was away, she found it difficult to cater for the two children with her other two children she had for another man.
The suspect stated further that while she was contemplating on what to do, one Kolawole Imoleayo introduced her to a couple in Port Harcourt who are in dare need of children, and she sold the two daughters to the couple at the rate of N300,000.
Penpushing also reports that, police image maker said the woman confession led to the arrest of the said intermediary, Kolawole Imoleayo, adding they are both assisting the police in their investigation.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Edward Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspects to Anti -Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation, and equally directed that, the children must be rescued and brought back to their parents as soon as possible.
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