A Federal Excessive Courtroom sitting in Calabar, Cross River State has jailed a 22-year-old girl, Blessing Okon Etim, for stealing and promoting a child.
The convict was charged with one rely below the provisions of Part 21 of TIPEA Act, 2015.
Delivering her judgement on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, Hon. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu discovered the defendant responsible as charged and sentenced her to five years imprisonment or choice of two million Naira.
The courtroom additional held that ought to the 5 months outdated child bought to the unknown purchaser be discovered, the sentence shall be diminished to three years or choice of two million Naira.
Okon-Etim was arrested by operatives of the Cross River State Police Command on October 2021.
The convict, who confessed to having bought her three-month-old child for N150, 000, additionally confessed to have bought the new child belonging to her mistress, the crime for which she is arrested.
It was gathered that the mom of the new child stolen and bought by Okon-Etim died after supply.
Okon-Etim was requested by her mistress, who was within the custody of the new child, to take the child to a relative, somewhat she bought in touch with a center man, who helped in promoting the kid to somebody in Umuahia, Abia State, at N150, 000.
The identical intermediary additionally reportedly helped in promoting Okon-Etim’s three-month-old youngster.