A man identified himself as Kenneth Ofoke who was arrested for alleged child theft has confessed to how he made over N.7million, selling stolen babies in Benin, Lagos, Enugu and Port-Harcourt.
Kenneth Ofoke, who is from Ohrza village in Izzza local government area of Ebonyi State was among other suspected criminals paraded by the commissioner of police in Edo State, CP Dan Malam Mohammed in Benin City on Wednesday.
While being paraded by the police, Ofoke confessed to how he sold stolen babies in the country. He said:
“The first was seven weeks male twins I sold for N500, 000.00. The second was three years old baby boy named Wisdom, I collected N30, 000.00.
“A two-year-old baby girl was given out for N200, 000.00 and I was waiting to receive some money from ‘madam’ when police arrested me on March 26, 2019.”
Kenneth who claimed to be a married professional bricklayer said he used the proceeds to pay house rent, and bought some household property in Benin City.
He expressed doubt about the possibility of recovering the children and reuniting them with their biological parents as some of the buyers were from Lagos, Enugu and Port-Harcourt where, according to him, an orphanage is being used as a spot for the illicit trade.