Police in Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State, have arrested three people, including a medical doctor (names withheld), for alleged child trafficking.
Daily Sun gathered that the medical doctor. based in Abayi in Osisioma Ngwa Local Government Area of the state, and two others, Nzekwe and Ogechi, were arrested following the disappearance of a baby boy delivered at the doctozr’s hospital.
A police source revealed that one Peace Pius, an itinerant pregnant trader of 63 Rivers Road, Warri, Delta State, who was abducted while on transit to Aba, was made unconscious and kept in the custody of Nzekwe in conspiracy with Ogechi.
The two suspects were later said to have taken their victim to the doctor’s hospital where a caesarean operation was performed on her and her baby removed.
However, when Peace regained consciousness in the hospital, she was reported to have demanded to see her baby but was told the baby was dead.
Peace, who did not believe what the doctor told her, went to some of the nurses who were around when she was delivered of the baby but were oblivious of what the doctor had earlier told her, who informed the woman her baby was alive.
It was then that Peace reported the matter to the police and in a swift operation by a team of crack detectives led by Anari Anari, the medical doctor and the other two suspects were arrested.
During interrogation, police were said to have discovered that Peace was hypnotised before being taken to the hospital where she was successfully delivered of a baby boy but that the suspects sold the boy to a woman when the mother was still unconscious.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abia State Command, Onyeke Ezekiel, confirmed the incident.
Ezekiel said the suspects had taken the police to the woman who bought the baby but that she was on the run.
He added that the police were intensifying efforts to arrest her and appealed to members of the public to volunteer information that would lead to her arrest.