Three women Mercy Promise, Joy Ikechukwu and Ngozi Ogbonna who allegedly belong to a child trafficking syndicate have been arrested by Rivers State Police command .
The suspects were paraded at State Criminal Investigation Department, Today in Port Harcourt.
The principal suspect Joy Ikechukwu disclosed to newsmen that she wanted to help a woman who lost her four children. Mrs Ikechukwu narrated that a Committee was set up to look into the woman’s plight .
Mrs Ikechukwu explained that she got in contact with one ‘mama Ejima’ and gave her 700,000 naira for purchase of a baby boy.
Mercy Promise one of the suspected child trafficker told Journalists that she was arrested at a park when she wanted to put the biological mother of the child in a bus enroute Akwa/Icon state from Port Harcourt Miss Promise revealed that the mother of the child spoke in Akwa/Ibom language and told people there that her baby was collected from her and the people at the park called the Police that arrested her.
The arrest of Miss Promise led to arrest of another member of the gang Ngozi Ogbonna an auxiliary nurse in a medical laboratory who facilitated the buying of the baby.
Miss Ogbonna told newsmen that she also took the baby to conduct medical test on him.Our correspondent reports that DSP, Omoni Nnamdi, the Police Spokesperson was present when the suspects were interviewed.
Meanwhile mama Ejima is still at large.