Lady Buys Three Days Old Baby For 1.2m, Arrested in Calabar

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by crossriverwatch admin

Mrs. Atemkeng and the baby
Mrs. Atemkeng and the baby

A 42 year old Cameroonian lady who gave her name as Evelyn Atemkeng was on Wednesday arrested in Calabar with a three day old baby she allegedly bought at the cost of 1.2 million Naira.

Mrs. Atemkeng accompanied by her 70 year old mother, Anastasia Fambong was said to have bought the baby boy from a matron of a clinic in Delta State into whose account she paid the sum of 1.2 million naira.

Mr. Samuel Igoche, the Commander of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Cross River State Command who ordered the arrest of the woman told CrossRiverWatch in his office that his men accosted the lady while boarding a ship to Cameroon and after interrogation; she confessed that she bought the baby.

“The lady came from Cameron to Nigeria on Friday without any sign of pregnancy but this morning (Wednesday) she was found to be carrying a baby and when my men examined her there are no signs that she just gave birth so she and the baby were apprehended”.

According to Mr Igoche, the lady also claims that in, May last year she was given some herbs at Okigwe where she “miraculously gave birth to a baby girl who is now in Cameroon”.

However the lady who said she is a teacher in the North West region of Cameron told our reporter that she gave birth to the baby and that the sum of 1.2million Naira she paid into the account of the matron was for delivery and herbs she gave to her to aid delivery.

“She (matron) said my breast would start producing milk in three weeks but for now the baby is taking baby food”.

According to her she does not have somebody in Cameroon to take care of her that was why she came to Nigeria to deliver before returning to her country. “I am married and my husband is in Cameroon but there is nobody to take care of me in Cameroon that was why I came to Nigeria to deliver”.

Mrs. Agbor Ojong Ogar, the Anti Human Trafficking officer of the Nigeria Immigration Service at the Calabar Port said she took time to examine the woman and she does not have any signs that she just gave birth. “The woman passed here on Friday, she left on Saturday and returned to Calabar on Tuesday and was heading back to Cameron with a baby and when we examined her she does not have any signs of having given birth recently”.

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