Fake nurse, lawyer nabbed for selling baby for N500k

It was the end of the road for a 43-year-old woman, Uju Okonkwo, who has been parading herself as a nurse for many years, after she connived with one Joseph Ezurum, himself a fake lawyer, to sell a three-month-old baby to a Lagos-based businessman, for N500,000, as they have been arrested by the Delta State Police Command.

Niger Delta Voice reports that Ezurum who claimed to have graduated from the Nnamdi Azikwe University (NAU ), Anambra State, in 2011 with registration number 39017, was the one procured fake papers for Okonkwo, provided the hideouts where she took her victims to as well as acting as her solicitor.

According to the police, three young baby factory victims, Chinyere Ude, 19, Happiness Igwe, 20 and Esther Frank, 17, who were in different stages of pregnancy, were rescued from one of the hideouts.

The girls disclosed to the police that they were brought to the hideout by Okonkwo who claimed to have worked at Chinonso Hospital, Nkpor in Anambra, for the purpose of selling their babies after delivery.

Acting on a tip off, operatives of the Special Anti- Kidnapping Squad (SAKS), of the State Command, raided the hideout on Okpanam Road in Oshimili North Local Government Area of the state, and effected the arrest of the suspects as well as rescuing the girls.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Zanna Ibrahim, while parading the suspects alongside the pregnant girls, said they were arrested after an intensive surveillance by his men.

In her confession, Okonkwo said she and Ezurum had been running the baby factory for over one year now and that she recently sold a baby for N500,000 to a Lagos-based businessman.
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