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The Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command has reportedly arrested one Nneka Donatus, a 27-year-old single mother who allegedly sold her one-day-old baby girl.

A civil servant at the state Ministry of Women Affairs, Ujunwa Udechukwu, 40; and one Nneoma Onwusereaka, 37 were also arrested.

According to Punch, the two women allegedly conspired with the single mother to sell the baby to a couple.

Speaking to Southern City News at the police headquarters in Owerri on Thursday, May 9, , the mother of the baby, confessed that she used part of the money to buy a phone, slippers, and wrapper for herself, adding that she wanted to use the remaining money to start a .

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Having given birth to five children already, Donatus said she could not keep the child and that was the reason she sold him.

“I sold my baby girl for N600,000 and used N15,000 from the money to buy a phone, wrapper and slippers and transported myself back home.

“I asked Nneoma Onwusereaka and her husband, who had the to use it to start a business for me. I have five children already and I am separated from my former husband.”

According to Punch, a civil servant was arrested in connection with the crime said that received N10,000 for connecting the buyer with the seller.

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A police officer who confirmed the story also said that while the single mother put to bed on March 28, the day old baby was sold for N600,000 on March 29 at Ezinachi in the Okigwe LGA of Imo State, Punch .

The anonymous police officer added that the suspects would be arraigned at the end of investigation.

 

Source: Pulseng

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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#EndSars: Hoodlums begin dumping of looted items at waste bins in Calabar

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As security operatives commenced intensive house to house search for looted public and private properties within Calabar metropolis, suspected hoodlums have started dumping items into waste bins and various hiding locations around the city.
This is coming barely few hours after the Commissioner of police, Abdulkadir Jimoh announced a 24 hours grace for looters to return such items or face the full wrath of the law.
Recall that hoodlums at the weekend wreaked havoc in the capital city of Calabar in the guise of EndDARS protest, thereby looting and destroying COVID-19 palliative and State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, warehouses, some government institutions, politicians’ houses and private premises were equally looted and destroyed in the process.
This led to imposition of dusk-to-dusk curfew and subsequent takeover of major streets and roads by stern-looking military officers just as they have carfoned off streets linking Calabar South with Calabar Municipality.
Findings by Vanguard showed that youths at Mbukpa, Edibedibe, in Calabar South and Eta Agbor, Ikot Effa and Asari Iso in Calabar Municipality have taken the lead by dropping the items either on the road or into waste bins.
At Mbukpa market, items looted from Infectious Disease Hospital, IDH, were said to have been dumped beside the waste bins there, while at Edibedibe some electronics and chairs are said to be dumped on the roadside.
At Ikot Effa, along Parliamentary axis, some youths have hurriedly dropped the stolen items including TV sets, generating sets, some beddings and mattresses at road side.
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At Asari Iso, the community people took the lead by employing a town crier who spoke in Efik language, calling on all those who participated in looting the house of Sen. Gershom Bassey and other state and private property to immediately return them.
The town crier, who moved round as early as 5:00am today, said: “All those who looted the properties of Sen. Gershom Bassey should drop it on the road, this is the order of the community.”
An eye-witness, Imaobong Solomon , said: “At Ikot Effa and Asari Iso, the youths in the areas have started panicking as soldiers have been patrolling the area. They are also afraid of community wrath, so they have to drop them on the roads.
“Some of them have gone into hiding for fear of arrest just as some of them have dropped stolen items on road sides so that security people can pick it up.”
At Anantigha and Mbukpa, a resident at Jebbs Street in Calabar South, Akparawa Akpan, said soldiers are combing some flash points looking for the hoodlums since morning.
He said: “We commend Governor Ben Ayade for taking these drastic measures to restore sanity in the state. These hoodlums were almost taking over our Ancient City of Calabar and have destroyed our common heritage.
“But we are happy that the military are everywhere and they should be allowed to take charge, especially in Calabar South, which us the base of miscreants.”
Meanwhile, the Senior Special Assistant on Non-Indigens Affairs ( Igbo) to Governor Ayade, Ugoji Nwabueze, Esq, has advised Igbo businessmen in Cross River to be careful not to buy or aid the transportation of the looted /stolen items as the looters may by now be desperately looking for buyers.
Condemning in totality the level of destruction and looting, Nwabueze said: “l call on Igbo resident in all parts of the state to resist the temptation of buying any item from an unknown source even at cheaper rate.

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Irate youths invade Akire palace in Osun, attempt to chase out monarch

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Following the legitimacy crisis rocking the Akire of Ikire, in Irewole Local Government Area of Osun State, Oba Olatunde Falabi, some angry youths on Monday invaded the palace and attempted to chased away the monarch.
The stool had been a subject of legal controversy since 1990 and the matter went up to the Supreme Court before it returned to a State High Court, which recently ruled against Oba Falabi’s stay on the throne.
It was however gathered that the youths early morning on Monday stormed the palace, chased security men at the entrance and entered into the building.According to the Chairman, Irewole local government, Prince Remilekun Abass, the angry mob repelled the soldiers who initially arrived the scene to put the situation under control.
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“As soon as the military vehicle appeared, the mob was pelting stones at the vehicle without allowing the personnel to alight from the vehicle. Their action eventually forced the soldiers to request for re-enforcement.
“A few minutes later, another set of soldiers arrived and chased the mob from the palace and escorted the monarch out of the place to a safe abode.
“No casualty has been reported while soldiers and other security personnel have taken over streets in the town and normalcy restored in the community”, he said.
Also, while confirming the incident, the State Police Command’s spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola said security personnel have evacuated the monarch from the palace and policemen stationed at the palace.
She said though gunshot was fired at the Armoured Personnel Carrier stationed at the scene, but no casualty was recorded and confirmed that normalcy has returned to the town.

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