The Enugu State Police Command has arraigned three women for an alleged conspiracy, trafficking of newborn twins and subsequent killing of their mother.
This was contained in a statement on Friday by the command’s spokesman Daniel Ndukwe.
The statement noted that the suspects; Ukorie Cynthia (25), Onyia Pauline (56) and Aroh Ijeoma (39) were remanded in the Enugu Maximum Correctional Centre on Friday.
The statement stated that the trio were first arrested by operatives of the command attached to the Central Police Station Enugu July 26, 2022 following complaints that the suspects had conspired and sold newborn twins of one 31-year-old Chinenye Odoh.
The statement noted that the suspects didn’t stop with the selling of the twins, but also murdered their mother by poisoning her food after she realised that the suspects gave her an amount lesser than the amount they sold her babies.
According to the statement, the case has been adjourned to October 5, 2022 for trial.