An Aba based medical doctor, Lawrence Anyanwu of Lawato Hospital, World Bank Housing Estate, Abayi in Osisioma Ngwa Local council of Abia state and two others have been nabbed by the police for child trafficking.
247ureports.com gathered that Anyanwu was arrested alongside his partners in crime, Mr. Ernest Nzekwe and Mrs Ogechi Akalike for abducting one Miss Peace Pius and selling her baby delivered in the hospital.
The suspects were arrested on a tip off on October 8, 2012 by the anti-robbery operatives of the Aba Area Command led by ASP Anari Anari and have been transferred to the Zone 9 Police Headquarters, Umuahia.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Abia state Command, DSP Ezekiel Onyeke who confirmed the arrest of the suspects told newsmen in Aba on Wednesday, said that Peace, a pregnant woman of 63 Rivers Road, Warri, Delta was abducted in Aba and kept in the custody of Nzekwe who conspired with Ogechi and later took her to Anyanwu’s hospital.
He said that Peace, after a caesarian operation in the hospital never saw her baby whether alive or dead after the delivery.
247ureports.com further gathered that the suspects had taken the police to the woman who bought the baby, but she is on the run, as efforts were being intensified to arrest the fleeing culprits.
Narrating her ordeal, Peace told newsmen that she was unconscious when she got to Aba, but later found herself in a house which she hardly know the owner.
She said that she was taken to a hospital by the Samaritan who owned the house, where she was operated upon to deliver the baby.
Peace lamented that she asked for her baby from the doctor when she regained consciousness, but was told that the baby is dead, which she did not believed.
She further claimed that from inquiries she made from the nurses at the hospital, she was told of being safely delivered of a baby boy