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I sold my daughter’s child to reduce her burden – pregnant Akwa Ibom grandmom



Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested a grandmother , Ekaette Obot , for allegedly stealing and selling her granddaughter for N 200 , 000 .Obot claimed she sold the child to free her daughter , Blessing Okon ( 18 ) of burden .

The state Commissioner of Police , Mr Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi , said in Uyo on Tuesday that Obot , who is also pregnant , told the police that as soon as she was delivered of the baby , she would sell it .

•Mrs Ekaette Obot and her daughter, Blessing Okon

He said , “ This is the mother to this lady . As soon as her daughter gave birth she sold the child for N 200 , 000 . She is pregnant and she is saying that as soon as she puts to bed , she is going to sell her own baby also. ”

Ogunjmilusi revealed that the police had also arrested 275 other suspects for various offences which included murder , armed robbery , kidnapping , rape and cultism .

He said most of the suspects had been charged to court , while others were being investigated , adding that the police had prosecuted 193 cases and secured 23 convictions .

According to him , 19 locally- made pistols , one pump action gun and one AK 47 rifle , one Toyota Camry saloon car with registration number , Cross River , CAL 584 NF , one Toyota Corolla vehicle and a total of 52 ammunition had been recovered from the hoodlums .

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He said the police had also rescued one Mrs . Comfort Joshua from kidnappers in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area , adding that two of her abductors were killed during an exchange of gunfire with the police .

He said that a 21 – year- old man, Michael Charlie , who was found in police uniform , had also been apprehended .