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Sunday, 13 June 2021

Mother sells her own daughter for N300,000 in Ogun

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The Ogun State Command of Nigeria Police says it has arrested a housewife, Blessing Ebuneku Agoro, 35-years-old for selling her two biological daughters Semilore Agoro, 4-years-old and Deborah Agoro 2-years-old.

DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi,  the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) stated this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Sunday. 

Oyeyemi explained that the suspect was arrested, following a report lodged at Redeemed Camp Divisional Headquarters by her husband, Oluwaseyi Agoro, who reported that, he travelled for some time and when he returned on the 8th of June 2021, he could not find his two daughters. 

According to the PPRO, he stated further that all efforts to make his wife tell him the whereabout of the children proved abortive, hence his report.

“Upon the report, the DPO Redeemed Camp Division, CSP Alabi Akinjide, detailed his detectives to apprehend the suspect, who was already  with the camp’s code of conduct department.

“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, with her other two children she had for 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 dare need of children.

“She sold the two daughters to the couple at the rate of three hundred thousand naira (300,000),” he said. 

The police spokesman noted that her confession led to the arrest of the said intermediary, Kolawole Imoleayo, saying they were both assisting the police in the investigation.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspects to anti human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation. 

He equally directed that, the children must be rescued and brought back to their parents as soon as possible.