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Crime & Punishment of Saturday, 20 November 2021


Man deceives and sells son for N350,000

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The Abia State Police Command has arrested a 40-year-old man, Appolos Ndubuisi, for allegedly selling a baby boy for N350, 000, after deceiving the mother that the baby died during delivery.

Ndubuisi was alleged to have conspired with one Rose Godwin Chinweikpe, who operates a maternity home at Owoahia-Afor community in Obingwa council, to sell the baby.

The baby boy that was said to be a stillbirth, belonged to Ndubuisi’s supposed wife, Deborah Onukaogu.

Briefing the press in Umuahia, Commissioner of Police, Abia State, Janet Agbede, said in 2020 Deborah Onukaogu became pregnant for Appolos Ndubuisi, a native of Umuariaga village in Ikwuano council area of the state.

The CP disclosed that Onukaogu confessed to the Police that Ndubuisi never performed the traditional or Christian marriage rites to make her his legally married wife.