49-year-old woman jailed for 10 years over child trafficking in Rivers



49-year-old woman jailed for 10 years over child trafficking in Rivers

A Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt has convicted and sentenced one, Lois Chikanele Iwuchukeu Obazi to ten years imprisonment for child trafficking.

The convict was also confirmed to have used a fake name, Precious Obasi to commit her crimes.

The incident happened in 2018 around Omehia School road, Igwurita community, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.

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Chief Magistrate, Felicitas Amanze in her judgment said the convict is guilty of buying three babies who she claimed to have delivered on two different days in a maternity home at Igwurita with the sum of nine hundred thousand naira.

The forty-seven-year-old woman had in 2018 told the police that she was delivered of the triplets on two different days after she was arrested in a hotel within Elekahia in Port Harcourt.

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But the Chief Magistrate ruled that the forty-seven-year-old woman couldn’t have left abroad to deliver her triplets in Nigeria and to nurse them in a hotel as she claimed.

Speaking to newsmen outside the courtroom, Chris Nwadigo, counsel to the convicted woman said he will appeal the Judgment of the court, describing the judgment as a declaration full of emotion and sentiments.

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