Court remands 4 in Port Harcourt prison for child trafficking


A magistrate court in Port Harcourt has remanded four persons at the divisional Correctional centre, on a three-count charge of conspiracy, child trafficking and abduction.


The suspects include Victoria John-Barile, Jennifer Osuji, Ugochukwu Kere and Emmanuel Onyebuchi.


The four persons are alleged to have abducted and trafficked one Precious Irechukwu on 14 April 2020 in Etche local government area of Rivers State.


They were alleged to have sold the baby to the duo of Chinyere and Chioma for N500,000.


The offence is punishable under the criminal code law of Rivers State and the Child Rights act of the federation.


Chief Magistrate Rita Oguguo ordered the remand of the suspects at the correctional facility after the prosecution counsel opposed the bail application of the defence counsel.


The matter has been adjourned till the 17th of November, 2021 for hearing.

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