Uju Okonkwo, a 43-year-old fake nurse, and Ezurum Joseph, a fake lawyer who claimed to have graduated from the Nnamdi Azikwe University (NAU), Anambra State, in 2011 with registration number 39017, were arrested in Asaba, Delta State, for selling a 3-month-old baby to a Lagos-based businessman for N500,000.
Joseph provided the hideouts where Okonkwo was using to harbor her victims and stood as the her solicitor. He confessed to have dropped out of school. 3 human trafficking victims, Chinyere Ude, 19, Happiness Igwe, 20, and Esther Frank, 17, who were in their late stages of pregnancy, were rescued from the traffickers’ den.
The girls disclosed that they were brought to the hideout by Okonkwo, a widow, who claimed to have worked at Chinonso Hospital, Nkpor, Anambra State, for the purpose of selling their babies after delivery. The state Commissioner of Police, Zanna Ibrahim, said the suspects were helping in the investigations.