A 55-year-old woman, Mrs Chinyere Ohanyere has been arrested by the police for allegedly faking her pregnancy and buying a set of twins in Imo.
A source told Dailypost that Ohanyere was arrested last Tuesday at Graceland Estate, Owerri, the Imo State capital, following a tip-off.
The suspect, a native of Oguta Local Government Area of the state, allegedly pretended to have given birth to the twins on September 3 at Irete in Owerri West LGA of Imo State.
Continuing, the source further said the suspect was apprehended alongside an alleged accomplice, Adaeze Ohanyere, and one other person, while the twins, a boy, and girl, were recovered.
The source narrated, “the operatives of the command got a tip-off, stormed her house and arrested them. She claimed she gave birth to the twins on September 3 at Irete.
“But when she was subjected to medical examination, it was discovered that she wasn’t delivered of the twins. She bought the kids.”
The children had been taken to an orphanage for proper care while the police are on the trail of the kids’ seller, according to the source.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Michael Abattam, confirmed the incident.
The case has been referred to the Magistrate Court of Imo State where the accused is standing trial for alleged child trafficking.
The case has been adjourned to 6 and 7 October 2021 at Magistrate Court 3 in Owerri for continuation of the trial.
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