Mrs Roseline Nwokocha from Umuahia and her sister, Chioma, were arrested while negotiating the purchase of a baby at Rumuokuta junction in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
According to her, both of them usually come to Port Harcourt to buy babies. She had the sum of N1.1 million naira cash as at the time of their arrest. She stated that the money was given to her by the prospective buyer of the baby..
When asked who she planned to pay the money to, she pointed at another woman in the group named Chi Chi. Chi Chi was asked who she planned to get the baby from and she pointed to another woman named Aunty Ify. She said Aunty Ify approached her that she had a baby for sale at 950,000 Naira so, she topped her gain of 50,000 Naira and sold to Mrs Nwokocha at 1 million Naira. She said once Mrs Nwokocha’s money is handed to her, she will hand Aunty Ify’s share to her and Ify will then bring the baby.
Aunty Ify was asked where she got the baby she wanted to sell from and she said she has no idea. She said someone called her that they had a baby to sell so she set the wheels in motion.
Mrs Roseline Nwokocha was asked what happened to the baby she bought two weeks ago and she said the baby is in Aba with a couple. She was asked for the couple’s name but she couldn’t provide an answer. She was also asked what she planned to do with the baby she came to buy before she was nabbed and she said a couple from Umuahia were to adopt the child. She also said she couldn’t remember the Umuahia couple’s name.
A 5th woman in the group was identified as the mother of the previous baby Mrs Nwokocha bought.