The Ebonyi State Police Command, Monday, held hostage a 32-year-old girl, one Victoria Chekwube for making an attempt to promote her 4 months outdated child boy because of starvation and different financial hardship.
Victoria, in accordance with investigation, was a industrial intercourse hawker.
It was gathered that Victoria was staying on the demolished market alongside the Ogbee Hausa axis, within the Abakaliki metropolis, the place she turned pregnant, for a yet-to-be-identified man.
Sources, who spoke to journalists on situation of anonymity, stated she turned homeless after the demolition of the market and wandered the world, begging for arms.
It was gathered that good spirited people, whom she approached and indicated her intent to promote her child boy little Victus Chekwube, knowledgeable the police about her plan, which led to her arrest, thereafter.
Victoria stated, “My identify is Chekwube Victoria. I’m 32 years outdated. I’m from Ebonyi State. I’m a intercourse employee. I used to remain at Ogbe Hausa in Abakaliki right here.
“One in all my prospects, who paid me N5,000.00, slept with me with out condom and after that day, I missed my interval. So, for this reason I got here to be on this situation. I’m struggling and I’m even discovering it onerous to eat.
“This youngster, four-month-old Victus Chekwube, is my youngster. However I wish to promote my youngster, as a result of I can’t care for him. I wish to promote it for N40,000.00. I can’t assure the kid’s security, as a result of I’m struggling and I wish to go search for my future.”
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer within the state, Mrs Loveth Odah, stated Chikwube’s scenario was pathetic.
In keeping with Odah, “This woman right here, whose identify is Victoria Chekwube, informed us (the police) that she is a industrial intercourse employee. She stated she doesn’t wish to maintain this child (four-month-old Victus Chekwube), she is carrying.
“She informed us that she is searching for anyone who will pay her N40,000.00 after which take the infant. She stated she desires to open a beer parlour enterprise, the place she will be able to earn a residing from.
“She stated she cannot precisely say the actual buyer that put her within the household manner. She solely informed us that there was a selected day, that many purchasers have been coming and he or she was charging them N1,500.00 with condom, and N5,000.00 with out condom. And that after that day, she missed her interval.
“All this whereas, we now have been speaking to her to not do one thing like this; however she will not be prepared to take heed to us. We now have tried speaking to her to know the worth of her personal child and the satisfaction of womanhood. She refused.
“She even informed us that the security of the infant will not be assured of we permit her go residence now, with the infant. Victoria informed us that she would throw the infant away after which face her future.
“The Command has determined to take her to the Ebonyi State Ministry of Ladies Affairs and Social Improvement. We’re certain they need to perceive how greatest to deal with this sort of scenario,” she famous.