The officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters, NAPTIP, are currently in the custody of a 2-week-old baby reportedly rescued from a Cameroonian couple, Kamsol Ayang, 44, and Theresa Asamoa, 46, in Calabar, Cross River State, Punch reports.
Officials of the Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS) intercepted the couple at the Nfum control post in Etung LGA in Cross River State. Cross River State’s Comptroller of NIS, Funke Adeuyi, said: “The baby looked so weak and pale, as if he had not tasted breast milk.
Neither the baby’s eyes nor body was moving, a situation that sparked suspicion. The couple claimed to have been married for 15 years, and decided to leave Cameroon for Nigeria to take herbal drugs that would make her pregnant.
After searching their travel documents, we found out that their surnames did not tally although they claimed to have been married for 15 years. This gave room for suspicion.
After further investigation, she told us that she was given herbal drugs that would make her pregnant and also claimed to have delivered and that the baby was given to her at the herbal medical clinic somewhere in South-West Nigeria.”