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30 Years Old Pastor Running An Illegal Orphanage Remanded In Police Custody For Selling 10 Months Old Baby


A Magistrate court sitting in Port Harcourt judicial Division has remanded 30 years old man in police custody for alledgly selling a month old baby at Rumuokaparali in Ozuoba Rivers state.

The magistrate, Amaka Amanze after hearing from the 30 years old suspect identified as pastor Louis Tuoyo who admitted to running an orphanage home with registration said he is in the business to help indigent parents who can not train their children.
The magistrate ordered police to Remand him in custody and to arrest all the parents that had dropped their children at the orphanage for abdicating in their parental responsibility by abandoning their children in the hand of a total stranger contrary to the child rights act section 27,cap 50 of 2003

The magistrate also ordered for the arrest of workers at the illegal orphanage for Abduction, and child trafficking of 10 months old baby boy sold at the rate of 350 thousand under illegal adoption process.
Speaking outside the court room Lawyers to FIDA, Esther Okorienta told correspondent Anita Ogona that what exposed the pastor is the sale of the 10 months old baby boy.
She said the pastor ran the orphanage in a self contain room inside a public compound and that neighbor raised alarm at the sexual immoral act noticed about the children in the illegal orphanage.

Our correspondent also reports that the matter was adjourned to the 15th of September 2020 for continuation3 of hearing and that the 10 children were rescued from the illegal orphanage home has been sent to ministry of social welfare pending the outcome of the investigation.


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