Blessing Agoro, a 35-year-old housewife, was detained by Ogun State Police Command officers for reportedly selling her two kids, Semilore Agoro (four) and Deborah Agoro (two).
The culprit was apprehended after her husband, Oluwaseyi Agoro, filed a report with the Redeemed Camp divisional headquarters.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, made the announcement in a statement on Sunday.
According to Oyeyemi, the husband said that he couldn’t find his two daughters when he returned from a trip last week Tuesday.
The PPRO said, “The man stated further that all efforts to make his wife tell him the whereabouts of the children proved abortive, hence his report.
“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.”
The suspects have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department’s anti-human trafficking and child labor branch for discreet investigation, according to Commissioner of Police Edward Ajogun.
According to Oyeyemi, Ajogun ordered that the children be retrieved and returned to their parents as quickly as feasible.