Child Traffickers: Two newborn babies rescued in Ebonyi – Police

Police spokesman DSP Loveth Odah in Abakaliki disclosed that the babies were rescued by a team of local vigilantes and Ebubeagu Security Network.

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IGP Usman Baba Alkali

The police command in Ebonyi says it rescued two newborn babies from suspected human traffickers.

Police spokesman DSP Loveth Odah in Abakaliki disclosed that the babies were rescued by a team of local vigilantes and Ebubeagu Security Network.

Odah also explained that the suspects were intercepted on the boundary between Abi Local government area of Cross River and Abaomege axis in the Onicha local government area.

“They were intercepted during a search by the local vigilantes in the area who alerted the police,” the police spokesperson said.

According to her, the two babies were concealed in bags by the suspected traffickers, Imabong Mathew and Gloria Okon, who is pregnant.

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“Today, we recovered two female babies, who are less than a week and two weeks old, respectively. The babies have been taken to an Intensive Care Unit of the Alex-Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, for proper medical care,” she added. “After the medical care, the babies will be transferred to the Ministry of Women Affairs to take care of them while investigation will continue.”

Odah further stated, “One of the babies suffers from jaundice, and the other is in good condition, but they will carry out general test on them.”

The police spokesman also mentioned that the suspects were arrested while on their way to Lagos.

(NAN)

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