A 25-year-old lady, identified as Blessing Stephens, has confessed to selling her 3 children for the sum of N500k.
The lad was among the six suspects arrested by the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) for stealing and selling over 30 babies to childless women.
The others are: a homeopathic medical doctor, Una Ekong Godwin, 58; Blessing John 27; Israel Ariyo 33; Itoro Anthony, 40, and Mrs. Mforbong Itoro, 48.
” I am from Nsitayi, Odor Akwa Ibom state but resides at #Ikota, #Ajah, Lagos. I dropped out of secondary school due to a financial problem.
I dated one Julius Abang and he impregnated me. I had a boy called Emmanuel with Abang in 2010 but we broke up in 2011 and Mrs. Mforbong advised me to sell the child and tell the father that the child had died if he ever cared to ask.
In 2012 I started I dated a truck driver and he impregnated me but after two years he abandoned me after impregnating another girl. After one month I sold the baby but I got only N100,000.
In 2013, I got another lover named Israel who is an iron bender. Within six months he impregnated me but he was so poor that he could not even feed me nor pay house rent, so we decided to sell the baby for N250,000. .
’Later, Mrs. Ntoro called from village that she needed another baby boy. I told my sister, Blessing John, to steal a baby boy from Ikota. It is this one that put us in trouble.’’
On July 14, 2019, Ms. John stole a 4-year-old boy from his parents in Ikota and sold him for N350, 000 but the buyer rejected him because he wouldn’t stop crying. The syndicate was busted when John was trying to return the boy.