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Police arrest seven over child trafficking

The police in Akwa Ibom State have arrested seven persons in connection with a case of child trafficking.
The arrest was carried out based on credible intelligence received by the Command on January 20.
One Eno Archibong Emah of Ikot Eman Itam in Itu Local Government Area, who gave birth to a baby boy on November 12, 2017, was said to have conspired with one Emmanuel Akpabio Okon and Emem Asuquo Okon and sold the one-month old child to one Kate, whose surname and address are unknown, but of Aba, Abia State at the cost of N400,000.
Operatives of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command were said to have monitored and promptly arrested the mother of the child, who later led the Operatives to the arrest of other accomplices in the illicit trade.
They are: Utibe Sunday John, Imo Ime Udoetuk, Friday John Amiang and Uwana Ime, who all confessed to the crime and their individual roles in the offence, including how the proceeds where shared amongst themselves.
The culprits have been arraigned in court.