The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a woman, Blessing Ebuneku Agoro, 35, for selling her two daughters; Semilore Agoro, 4, and Deborah Agoro, 2.
The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Redeemed Camp divisional headquarters by her husband, Oluwaseyi Agoro, who reported that he travelled and when he returned on the 8th of June 2021, he could not find his two daughters.
He stated that all efforts to make his wife tell him the whereabout of the children proved abortive, hence his report.
Upon the report, the DPO Redeemed Camp division, Alabi Akinjide detailed his detectives to apprehend the suspect, who had been with the camp’s code of conduct department.
“On interrogation, the suspect explained to 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.
“She stated that while she was contemplating on what to do, one Kolawole Imoleayo introduced her to a couple in Port Harcourt who are in dare need of children, and she sold the two daughters to the couple at the rate of 300,000.
“Her confession led to the arrest of the said intermediary, Kolawole Imoleayo. They are both assisting the police in their investigation.
“The Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun had ordered the transfer of the suspects to anti human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.
“He equally directed that, the children must be rescued and brought back to their parents as soon as possible,” a statement from the command’s PPRO, Abimbola Oyeyemi read.