Mrs.Chinyere Ohanyere, also known as Madam Chichi, a 55-year-old woman, has been detained for reportedly buying a set of twins.
The resident of the state’s Oguta Local Government Area, who allegedly faked to give birth to twins on September 3 at Irete in the Owerri West LGA of Imo State, was detained last Tuesday at Graceland Estate in Owerri, Imo State capital, after police received a tip-off.
The lady was seized alongside Adaeze Ohanyere, a relative who had previously been arrested in a child trafficking case.
The children have been taken to an orphanage for proper care while the police are on the trail of the kids’ seller.
A source told Vanguard;
“The operatives of the command got a tip-off, stormed her house and arrested them. She claimed she gave birth to the twins on September 3 at Irete.
“But when she was subjected to medical examination, it was discovered that she wasn’t delivered of the twins. She bought the kids, a boy and a girl.”
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Michael Abattam who confirmed the incident, said the case has been referred to the Magistrate Court of Imo State where the accused is standing trial for alleged child trafficking.