A lady, identified as Chinedu Chukwu, has been arrested by the Enugu State Police Command for allegedly selling her niece for N350, 000.
Chukwu was said to have connived with her boyfriend, one Osunkwo Chinonso, to sell her four-year-old niece for the said amount.
The duo was arrested following the sudden disappearance of the minor, Chinecherem Irechukwu, a primary school pupil of Unity Primary School, Enugu from school.
The suspects were paraded Thursday at the state police headquarters in Enugu.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Ebere Amaraizu, who paraded the suspects, said investigations started on December 15, 2016, around 12: 45pm, at Inyi in Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State when the mother of the victim reported that Chinecherem was missing.
He said, “The disappearance of the girl threw the entire family, especially her mother, into panic and confusion. It was in the course of the investigation that Miss. Chinedu Chukwu, younger sister to Chinecherem’s mother, was arrested.
“Upon interrogation, Chukwu confessed that the act was carried out by her and her lover Osunkwo Chinonso, which led to his arrest.
“Investigations revealed that the lovers, on that fateful day, conspired and came into Enugu from Anambra State.
“They headed to the school, where little Chinecherem was tricked and whisked away to Umuahia, Abia State, precisely to Ihe Olokoro.
“She was sold to one Nwokocha Florence for 350,000.
“Police have arrested Florence, who assisted the operatives to recover Chinecherem on January, 16, 2017.
“The little girl was kept at Faulks Road, Aba, Abia State, awaiting the arrival of another buyer, when she was rescued,” the PPRO stated.