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Woman Sells 2 Daughters To Childless Couple For N300,000 In Ogun

June 13, (THEWILL)- Police operatives from  Ogun State Command, have arrested a 35-year-old housewife, Blessing Agoro, for allegedly selling her two daughters.

Mrs. Agoro is alleged to have sold her two daughters, Semilore Agoro (four), and Deborah Agoro (two), for N300,000.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed in a statement on Sunday,  said the suspect was arrested, following a report lodged at Redeemed Camp divisional headquarters by her husband, Oluwaseyi Agoro.

Oyeyemi said the husband reported that when he returned from travelling last week Tuesday, he couldn’t find his two daughters.

The man said all efforts to make his wife tell him the whereabouts of the children proved abortive.

“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.

“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 further that while she was contemplating on what to do, one Kolawole Imoleayo introduced her to a couple in Port Harcourt who was in need of children. She sold the two daughters to the couple at the rate of three hundred thousand naira (N300,000).

“Her confession led to the arrest of the said intermediary, Kolawole Imoleayo. They are both assisting the police in their investigation”, PPRO Oyeyemi stated.

The 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.

Oyeyemi added that Ajogun directed that the children must be rescued and brought back to their parents as soon as possible.