By Yusuf Adua
One Mrs. Blessing Agoro has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command having allegedly sold her two daughters, Semilore Agoro (four), and Deborah Agoro (two).
The 35-year-old housewife was arrested yesterday, Sunday, 13th June 2021; following a report lodged at Redeemed Camp divisional headquarters by her husband, Oluwaseyi Agoro.
According to DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state,
the husband reported that when he returned from a trip last week Tuesday, he couldn’t find his two daughters.
“The man stated further that all efforts to make his wife tell him the whereabouts of the children proved abortive”, the PPRO furthered in the statement issued and received by News Live Nigeria.
“Upon the report, the DPO Redeemed Camp division, CSP Alabi Akinjide, detailed his detectives to apprehend the suspect, who had already been with the camp’s code of conduct department”, Oyeyemi added.
Blessing Agoro however told the police that her husband left home for the past two years, and while he was away, she found it difficult to cater for the two children with her other two children she had for another man.
The suspect further detailed that while she was contemplating on what to do, one Kolawole Imoleayo introduced her to a couple in Port Harcourt who needed children. She sold the two daughters to the couple at the rate of three hundred thousand naira (N300,000).
DSP Oyeyemi said this confession prompted the arrest of the said intermediary, Kolawole Imoleayo who. are both assisting the police in their investigation.
The PPRO did say that the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
News Live Nigeria understands that Ajogun has also directed that the children be rescued and brought back to their parents as soon as possible.
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