Blessing Ebuneku Agoro (35) was arrested by police in Ogun State for allegedly selling her two biological daughters, ages four and two.
According to a statement issued on Sunday by the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was apprehended after her husband, Oluwaseyi Agoro, filed a report at the Redeemed Camp divisional headquarters.
She was said to have sold the two children for $300,000 to a couple in Port Harcourt.
The suspect’s husband stated that he had gone on a trip and when he returned on June 8, he couldn’t find his two daughters.
He went on to say that all attempts to persuade his wife to tell him where the children were had failed, hence his report.
According to the command’s PPRO, after receiving the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Redeemed Camp division Chief Superintendent of Police, Alabi Akinjide directed his detectives to apprehend the suspect, who had previously been with the camp’s Code Of Conduct Department.
“During questioning, the suspect explained to the police that her husband had been away for the past two years, and that while he was gone, she found it difficult to care for her two children and two other children she had with another man.
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“She went on to say that while she was pondering what to do, one Kolawole Imoleayo introduced her to a couple in Port Harcourt in desperate need of children, and she sold the two daughters to the couple for $300,000.
“Her confession resulted in the arrest of the aforementioned intermediary, Kolawole Imoleayo. They are now both assisting the police in their investigation, according to the PPRO.
The suspects have been transferred to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for a discreet investigation, according to the state’s Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun.
He has also ordered that the children be rescued and returned to their parents as soon as possible.