A Prophetess, Amarachi Chinedu, has been arrested by the Police Command in Abia has over her alleged involvement in the sale of a one-day-old baby boy in Aba.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Anthony Ogbizi, revealed that the woman was arrested with two others for their alleged involvement in the deal.
The suspect, was arrested with the 17-year-old mother of the baby, Chinanu Monday, and the man who allegedly impregnated her, Promise Lazarus.
Chinanu Monday told newsmen in an interview that she was delivered of her baby in the home of the prophetess and after the delivery “they took the baby away and sold him.”
She said that she was not involved in the deal as she was not given any money and did not know the buyer and whereabouts of her baby. She said;
“When I was pregnant, Lazarus took me to the woman and she took delivery of the baby in her home.
“After the baby was delivered, they took him away and sold him,”
She said that she took in for Lazarus in December when they both met.
Lazarus and the prophetess, however, denied the allegation and described the girl’s story as baseless.
Lazarus said that he met the girl in March, contrary to her claim that they met in December. Lazarus said;
“She told me in April that she was pregnant and I told her that I would come to her parents for introduction with drinks and kola nuts.
“Surprisingly, while I was making plans to visit her parents, policemen came to my house and arrested me, accusing me of child trafficking,”
The prophetess described the allegation as unfounded, saying that the girl was never pregnant and could not have given birth to a baby.
Also, the command paraded six gay suspects, arrested at a hotel in Aba, following a tip-off from the hotel manager, Mr Peter Okeke.
Okeke told newsmen that two of the suspects checked into the hotel on Sunday and paid for one room.