Two Female Medical Doctors Arrested For Selling Babies

Two female medical doctors, Dr. Sandra Odimega
and Dr. Azuka Odike and a couple, Prince Sunday
and Mrs. Sarah Okorie, were yesterday in Owerri,
the Imo State capital, arrested by the police over
their alleged involvement in child trafficking in the
While Dr. Odimega was arrested in her hospital, Favour
Hospital and Maternity Home, Awo-Omama in Oru East
Local Government Area of Imo State, Dr. Odike was
arrested in her hospital, Angels and Mercy Hospital,
situated at No.19 Ajiwe Street, Aba, Abia State.
Parading the two registered medical doctors yesterday
at the command headquarters alongside the couple and parents of the rescued baby, Deputy Police Public
Relations Officer, Elvis Abanga, said the suspects were
arrested sometime in July after a tip off.
He said both the parents of the baby, Dr. Sandra and
the buyer of the baby, Ebere Ngozi Gloria, who lives in
Onitsha, Anambra State, were arrested in the process of selling the baby.
He said: “One of the doctors took custody of the
mother of the baby when she was pregnant and
immediately the child was delivered, the father
conspired with the doctor to sell the baby at the cost of
N500, 000.”
He continued: “The doctor immediately engaged one
Ogechi Ahanna, who also contacted the prospective
buyers and when eventually the baby was sold, the
parents of the baby were given N300, 000 out of the
N500, 000 paid for the baby.”
In a related development, the ambush squad attached
to the command also arrested one Pastor Emmanuel
Onu from Ezinihitte Local Government Area of the state
who impregnated one Nkeiru Chukwuemeka and
conspired to sell the baby after it was delivered.
The police spokesman said that the pastor took the
pregnant girl, who he promised to marry, to one Dr.
Azuka Odika in Abia State and immediately on delivery,
the doctor and the pastor including the nurses
conspired to sell the baby to an unknown person.
He alleged that “the mother of the baby was told by the doctor and the nurses few seconds after delivery that her child was dead without allowing her to see the dead body.”
When interviewed, Odika confirmed that the baby was
sold against medical ethics but on the order of the
pastor, adding that she was not part of the deal to sell
the baby.

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