Three women who allegedly conspired to s€ll a set of newborn twins and also kill their mom has been arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in Enugu.
The suspects: Ukorie Cynthia, 25, Onyia Pauline, 56, and 39-year-old Aroh Ijeoma, were arraigned on Friday, August 26.
DSP Daniel Ndukwe, the spokesperson of the state police command, in a statement on Friday, August 26, said: “The suspects, who were arrested on 26/07/2022, by Police Operatives serving in Central Police Station (CPS) Enugu, were remanded in Enugu Correctional Custodial Centre, pending further hearing of the case.
Their arrest was sequel to the receipt of a report alleging that they conspired and s@ld the newborn twins of one Chinenye Odoh aged 31, and thereafter caused her de@th by poi§@ning her food, when she realized that the suspects gave her an amount lesser than the total sum they sold the babies.
Investigations revealed that Ukorie Cynthia accommodated the deceased in her house till she put to birth on 05/07/2022, while Aroh Ijeoma facilitated the sale of the babies by contacting Onyia Pauline, a Nurse, who brought a couple that bought the babies upon their birth at the sum of N3million.
That contrary to this sum, Ijeoma informed the deceased and mother of the babies, Chinenye, that the children were sold for N2,350,000 and thereafter, gave her the sum of N1.8million. She gave Cynthia and Pauline N50,000 each; and kept the remaining proceed to herself.
However, when the deceased eventually knew the exact amount they sold the babies, she demanded for the balance, but was thereafter said to have eaten a suspected poi§@ned corn given to her by Cynthia, leading to her de@th.
The case was adjourned to September 5, 2022 for further hearing.”