JOS — It was an emotional-filled atmosphere, yesterday, as Plateau State Police Commissioner, Mr. Chris Olakpe, narrated how an eight-month-old baby was turned into a commodity, sold and re-sold by different buyers.
Parading the suspects at the state police headquarters, Olakpe said grandmother of the baby, Kate Anwacha, first allegedly sold her to Eucharia Anyeagbu for N200,000. Eucharia allegedly added her own profit margin and re-sold the baby to Rita Madubuko for N330,000.
The second buyer eventually allegedly sold the baby for N500,000 to one Grace Nnadozie from whom the baby was eventually “recovered” by the police in Awka, Anambra State.
According to the commissioner, the mother of the baby, Blessing Godspower, had lodged a complaint that her mother (Kate Anwacha) sent her on an errand and sold her baby, Chiamaka Obinna, before she returned.
He added that police detectives from ‘A’ Division, Jos recovered the baby from the last buyer in Anambra State last week.
According to the CP, the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.
Police nab housewife over hubby’s death
Also paraded were a 17-year-old housewife who allegedly murdered her 26-year-old husband and four suspects alleged to have killed a cattle boy and plucked out his eyes for ritual purposes.
The housewife, Maryam Yahaya, allegedly stabbed her husband, Lawal Bala, a butcher, on the neck while sleeping at their home in Gangare area of Jos, on July 9, killing him in the process.
He added that the wife who was arrested for questioning eventually confessed to the crime.
Man arrested with human eyes
Olakpe said one Tacha Tali was arrested with two human eyes last Friday and he later confessed that they belonged to a cattle boy at Shwar village in Kanke Local Government Area of the state who initially went missing while he took cattle for grazing.
His decomposing body was later found with the two eyes removed. Tali’s confessional statement later led to the arrest of his two accomplices and the herbalist alleged to have demanded for the eyes.
Ten other suspects were paraded for alleged robbery while 11 vehicles recovered by the police in the last one month were also on display.
Olakpe called for continuous cooperation from the public in the effort to bring criminal activities to the barest minimum in the state.