Officers of the Imo State Police Command arrested the women after they reportedly kidnapped a 3- year-old boy from a burial ceremony and sold him for N600,000 in Ngor Okpala LGA of the state.
It was gathered that the suspects Chinonye Okere, Joy Ama, Eucheria Amadi, Pauline Uzoamaka and Nnenne Okere, who sold the boy who was rescued in Lagos, accused a police officer identified as Felix, who is currently facing an orderly room trial and would be dismissed and charged to the court if found guilty of being part of the child-trafficking syndicate, of being part of their gang.
Punch reports that the prime suspect, Okere, who allegedly stole the child at a funeral ceremony confessed to the crime, but claimed that one police man, Felix, planned and executed the criminal act with her. .
She was also reported to have named her husband and one other person, Rose as being part of the criminal gang.
The alleged buyer, 55-year-old Uzoamaka said she bought the child for N600,000 from 54 year-old Mrs. Amadi in Nnewi, Anambra State in April.