Chidinma Favour Okorie, a mother-of-five, who is pregnant, has been arrested for abducting 2 children, both aged 3, in Idoma village, Umuoji, Anambra State. Okorie lives with her husband, in Ebonyi State, but travels to Anambra to carry out her act.
Recounting how she perpetrated the act, Okorie said:
“Usually I come from Ebonyi State to Anambra State to steal children and sell each one for N50,000 to a syndicate at a hospital in Onitsha.
On this particular ocsasion, I went to Idoma. I met a woman who was with her son, and pretended that I was looking for somebody. The mother told her son to take me to the place and from there I took him away. I did the same thing in another street, but the mother alerted the police and the two stolen boys were rescued.”
The state’s Commissioner of Police, Sam Okaula, said Okorie was part of a syndicate and had allegedly stolen several babies in Anambra State until nemesis caught up with her. He assured that she would be arraigned in court soon.