The Imo State Police Command has arrested a 55-year-old woman, Mrs. Chinyere Ohanyere, popularly known as Madam Chichi, for allegedly buying a set of twins for an undisclosed fee.
It was gathered that Ohanyere was arrested at an Estate in Owerri, alongside her relative, Adaeze Ohanyere, who had been arrested before in a child trafficking case.
Ohanyere allegedly pretended to have given birth to the twins on September 3, at Irete in Owerri West LGA of Imo State.
According to a source who spoke with 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 children had been taken to an orphanage for proper care while the police are on the trail of the kids’ seller, the source added.