The men of Ogu State Police Command have arrested a 35-year-old housewife, Blessing Ebuneku Agoro, for allegedly selling her two biological daughters, Semilore Agoro, 4, and Deborah Agoro, 2 years old.
Oluwaseyi Agoro, husband to Blessing lodged the report at the Redeemed Camp Divisional Headquarters, and following the report, the suspect was arrested.
According to Oluwaseyi, he traveled for some time but when he returned on June 8, 2021, he couldn’t find his two daughters.
He further told the police that all efforts to make his wife tell him the whereabouts of the children proved abortive.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident said that upon the report, the DPO Redeemed Camp Division, CSP Alabi Akinjide, directed his detectives to apprehend the suspect who had already been with the camp’s Code of Conduct Department.
“On interrogation, the suspect explained 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, when one Kolawole Imoleayo introduced her to a couple in Port Harcourt who are in dare need of children, and she sold the two daughters to the couple at the rate of three hundred thousand naira.
“Her confession led to the arrest of the said intermediary, Kolawole Imoleayo. They are both assisting the police in their investigation,” Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police said.
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 has also directed that the children must be rescued and brought back to their parents as soon as possible.