A 35-year-old housewife, Blessing Ebuneku Agoro is currently undergoing interrogation by policemen from Ogun State Command for allegedly selling her two biological daughters – Semilore Agoro, aged four, and two-year-old Deborah Agoro for a sum of N300,000.
Thenewsbearer learnt that the woman was reported by her husband, Oluwaseyi Agoro, at Redemption Camp divisional headquarters, telling the police that he travelled for some time, only to return on June 8, 2021, with his two daughters nowhere to be found.
Speaking on the matter, the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said that the husband told the police that all efforts to make his wife tell him of the whereabouts of the children proved abortive, hence his coming to report.
The PPRO stated further that this made the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the division, CSP Alabi Akinjide, to send 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 two other 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, Rivers State, who were in dire need of children, and she sold the two daughters to the couple for 300,000.
“Her confession led to the arrest of the said intermediary, Kolawole Imoleayo. They are both assisting the police in their investigation,” Oyeyemi told Thenewsbearer.
He added that the command’s Commissioner of police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, had ordered the transfer of the suspects to Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
He said that the police commissioner also directed that the children must be rescued and brought back to their parents as soon as possible.