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25 Years Old Girl Accused Of Child Theft, Trafficking & Sale Of Babies Changes Plea, Confessed To Selling Twins For 30 Thousand Naira

by Anita Ogona

A Magistrate court sitting in Port Harcourt has adjourned to the 3rd of January 2021 to deliver judgment on the case between the police VS 26 years old Joy Olaka-worgu and Helen Emeri for child trafficking in person and sale of Babies stolen from their parents where she disguised as house help to steal the children.

Senior magistrate Amaka Amanze after cross examination of the suspect Joy Olaka-worgu who two years ago when the matter was first reported pleaded not guilty but later changed her plea to guilty said her two years sojourn in the prison has made her a changed person and that she was prepared to say the truth and face the consequences of her past actions.

She narrated that she took the first baby from from a couple in Rumuokwuta after the mother of the baby went to take her bath and that she took off with the baby and sold to a buyer in Aba.
She also said the second children she stole were twins she sold for 30 thousand naira to buy a canopy stand to start the business of hair making in mile one park.

The suspect Joy Olaka-worgu also told the court she took refuge in house of the second defendant Helen Emeri in Eteoo, Eleme LGA after abducting the babies from the locations in Port Harcourt to arrange a buyer before she was apprehended by the police.

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