Woman Sells Baby N430,000 in Enugu

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Woman Sells Baby N430,000 in Enugu

22 year old Chinelo Huma,
(pictured above), who got
pregnant while she was
engaged in prostitution, sold
her 1-month baby for
N430,000. She, alongside 3
others, have been arrested
by the Anti-Human
Trafficking Unit of the Enugu
State Police Command.
Sunday Sun reports;
Three other women,
Nkechi Ugochukwu,
Maria Asomba and
Esther Obi, who
allegedly played roles
in the sale of the baby
were traced to
Onitsha, Anambra
State and arrested by
the police.
Enugu State
Commissioner of
Police, Mr
Mohammed Adamu
who disclosed this,
told Sunday Sun that
Huma got pregnant
while prostituting. Her
boyfriend who was
not quite ready to
bear the responsibility
of fatherhood
rejected Huma’s
Incidentally, Huma
already had two
children, who were
being cared for by her
mother. So having
another child out of
wedlock was not an
idea that appealed to
her one bit and she
decided to relieve
herself of the burden
of caring for the baby.
Her words:
“I am a prostitute.
When I became
pregnant and it was
close to nine months,
my boyfriend rejected
it. I decided to sell the
baby. When I gave
birth on April 13,
2014, one lady whose
name is Maria
Asomba, arranged for
the baby to be sold to
Mrs. Nkechi
Ugochukwu, and she
paid N430, 000, but
Asomba gave me
“When the police
arrested Ugochukwu,
I told them I didn’t
want the baby again,
because I already
have two children and
my mother is taking
care of them.”
Adamu explained that 43-
year-old Ugochukwu had for
long desired to have a child
of her own but was unable
to conceive. The
arrangement to source the
baby was facilitated by one
Esther Obi, who nursed the
newborn for two weeks
before handing her over to
The Commissioner of Police
further revealed that
Asomba, 35, specialized in
looking recruiting pregnant
ladies that were willing to
dispose of their babies after
giving birth.
The police learnt about the
ignoble act, Adamu said the
Head of the Anti-Human
Trafficking Unit, Supol Gloria
Udoka (DSP) and her team
swung into action and traced
the suspects to a jungle in
Onitsha, where the one-
month old was rescued. The
police team also arrested
Giving more insight to the
sordid affair, the deputy
head of the State Criminal
Investigation Department,
Supol Anyai Dennis (CSP)
expressed disgust that even
after the baby was
recovered, Huma insisted she
didn’t want to keep the
Supol Dennis added that
Ugochukwu was reluctant to
hand over the baby as she
had led her neighbours to
believe she had given birth
and would feel a deeply
embarrassed, given that she
had made arrangements for
the baby already named as
Expressing her pain at the
turn of events, Ugochukwu
“I have been barren
for years and I
needed a child. My
husband’s kinsmen
have been maligning
and making jest of me
because I don’t have
a child. I borrowed
N430,000 to buy the
child; my husband is
aware of the baby.
The baby was brought
to me on April 17,
2014. When I took the
baby to my
compound all my
congratulated me
over the new baby;
policemen came and
took the baby from
me. I don’t want my
money back. I need
the baby. I have
named the baby
Chinasa and I am
already planning to
dedicate her in
That desire now appears to
be a pipe dream as the
Commissioner of Police has
given a firm assurance that
all the suspects would be
charged to court soon for
human trafficking.

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