A student of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Vivian Iwuji and her boyfriend, Obinna Ugochukwu have been arrested by the Imo state police for selling their new born baby boy for the sum of N620,000.
Vivian who gave birth to a baby boy on August 2, 2014 decided with her boyfriend to sell their baby to a buyer, one Ehegalara Edwin who was also arrested by the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Imo State Police Command, Owerri.
Luckily, the neew born baby boy was rescued from the buyer.
Their arrest was made possible by Vivian’s father, Mr Patrick Iwuji who reported to the police that him and his wife were aware that their daughter, Vivian was pregnant but he was not convinvced of his daughter explanation about the whereabout of his grand-child.
According to Mr Patrick Iwuji: “She told us that she was going to the hospital to deliver and when we visited her, we asked her about the baby. She told us that the baby was dead.“I didn’t believe her and there was no trace that my daughter’s baby was dead.
I had to report to the police. Later the case was transferred to the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit for investigation.
“It was there that my own daughter with her boyfriend confessed that they sold the baby boy in the sum of N620,000 to one Ehegalara Edwin.”
On August 11, 2014 it was tears of joy at the Police Headquarters, Owerri when the Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdulmajid Ali handed over the rescued baby to Vivian's father, Mr Iwuji.