Operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in a covert operation at the early hours of Tuesday cracked a Child Trafficking Syndicate at Igwuruta, Ikwerre LGA.
One Florence Jonah, a 56 year old woman was arrested.
She is alleged to have conspired with the father of the child, one Izuchukwu Success to sell him to waiting buyers at cost of Nine Hundred Thousand Naira (N900,000).
Upon his arrest, the father reportedly led the Police to Better life Clinic, Eneka, where the child who had been sold, was eventually recovered and handed over to his real mother, Rejoice Izuchukwu.
Both mother and child are said to be in stable condition.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Nnamdi Omoni, the suspects arrested in connection with the incident are:
i) Florence Jonah ‘f’ 56yrs
ii) Ogum Ifeoma ‘f’ 22yrs
iii) Beauty Nnodim ‘f’ 25yrs
iv) Isabella Chika ‘f’ 20yrs
v) Blessing Udoh ‘f’ 20yrs
He said the suspects are complying with Investigation and will be charged to Court as soon as Investigation is over.