A 35-year-old housewife, Blessing Ebuneku Agoro, has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for selling her two biological daughters, Semilore Agoro, 4, and Deborah Agoro, 2.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi stated this in a statement made available to Blueprint Sunday.
Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested, following a report lodged at the Redeemed Camp divisional headquarters by her husband, Oluwaseyi Agoro.
The husband in his statement said he travelled for some time, and when he returned on the 8th of June 2021, he couldn’t find his two daughters.
He stated further that all efforts to make his wife tell him the whereabouts 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.
On interrogation, the suspect told 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.
She stated further that while she was contemplating on what to do, one Kolawole Imoleayo introduced her to a couple in Port Harcourt who were in dire need of children, and she sold the two daughters to the couple at the rate of three hundred thousand naira (N300, 000).
Her confession led to the arrest of the said intermediary, Kolawole Imoleayo. They are both assisting the police in their investigation.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo 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.
He also directed that the children must be rescued and brought back to their parents.