Dirt-poor 35-year-old mother, Blessing Ebuneku Agoro, has been apprehended by the Ogun State police for allegedly selling off her two biological underage daughters.
Mrs. Agoro was reported to have sold the two children, ages four and two, to a couple in Port Harcourt for paltry sum of ₦300,000.
Persecondnews gathered that the husband of the suspect, Oluwaseyi Agoro, reported the case to the police when he could not find his two daughters after he returned from a journey on June 8.
The woman was arrested following a report lodged at the Redeemed Camp Divisional headquarters on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway by Mr Agoro.
According to him, he decided to report the case of missing children at the police station when his wife failed tell him the whereabouts of the children.
Confirming the incident, the spokesman for Ogun police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said:”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 and two other children she had with 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 are in dire need of children, and she sold the two daughters to the couple at the rate of ₦300,000.
“Her confession led to the arrest of the said intermediary, Kolawole Imoleayo. They are now both assisting the police in their investigation.”
Oyeyemi said Ogun Police Commissioner Edward Ajogun, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
He further directed that the children must be rescued and brought back to their parents as soon as possible.