A housewife, Blessing Ebuneku Agoro, 35, has confessed to the Police that she sold her two daughters because of hardship, claiming that her husband abandoned her and things became too difficult that she was unable to take care of her four kids.
She said that while she was thinking of what to do, her accomplice sold the idea of selling her kids and she quickly bought the idea.
The lady and her accomplice are facing interrogation at the Ogun State Police Command.
The police gave the names of the sold children as Semilore Agoro (4)and Deborah Agoro (2).
Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said: “The suspect was arrested, following a report lodged at Redeemed Camp Divisional Headquarters by her husband, Oluwaseyi Agoro, who reported that, he travelled for some time, and when he returned on June 8, he could not find his two daughters.
He stated further that all efforts to make his wife tell him the whereabouts of the children proved abortive, hence his report.
“Upon the report, the DPO Redeemed Camp Division, CSP Alabi Akinjide, detailed his detectives to apprehend the suspect, who had already been with the camp’s code of conduct department.
On interrogation, the suspect explained to the police that, her husband left home for the past two years, and while he was away, she found it difficult to cater for the two children with her other two children she had for another man.
She stated further that while she was contemplating on what to do, Kolawole Imoleayo, introduced her to a couple in Port Harcourt who were in dire need of children, and she sold the two daughters to the couple for N300,000.
“Her confession led to the arrest of the said intermediary, Kolawole Imoleayo. They are both assisting the police in their investigation.
“Meanwhile, the commissioner of Police Mr Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to anti human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), for discreet investigation. He equally directed that, the children must be rescued and brought back to their parents as soon as possible”.