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55-Year Old Imo Woman Arrested For Buying Twins After Faking Pregnancy

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Mrs.Chinyere Ohanyere, popularly known as Madam Chichi, a 55-year-old woman, has been detained by the Imo State Police Command for reportedly buying a set of twins.

Following a tip-off, Ohanyere was detained last Tuesday at Graceland Estate in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, according to a source.

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The suspect, a native of the state’s Oguta Local Government Area, allegedly feigned to give birth to the twins on September 3 at Irete in Imo State’s Owerri West LGA.

The suspect was detained alongside an accused accomplice, Adaeze Ohanyere, and one other person, according to the source, while the twins, a boy and a girl, were retrieved.

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“The operatives of the command got a tip-off, raided her house, and arrested them,” the source said.
She claimed the twins were born on September 3 in Irete.

“However, when she was examined by a doctor, it was determined that she had not given birth to the twins. She purchased the children.”

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According to the source, the youngsters were transported to an orphanage for good care as the police pursued the children’s seller.

Michael Abattam, a Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), confirmed the occurrence.

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The matter has been referred to the Imo State Magistrate Court, where the accused is facing charges of child trafficking.

The trial has been rescheduled for the 6th and 7th of October 2021 at Magistrate Court 3 in Owerri.

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