She admitted that she spent between N50,000 and N100,000 on each child. The woman, who gave the impression to be a reverend sister, was taken into custody for allegedly trafficking children at Omuigwe Abuja Phase II, Aluu, in the Ikwerre Local Government Area.
On Tuesday, September 6, the suspect told reporters at the police headquarters that she had once been a Reverend Sister who had received training in England and that her orphanage was real. She stated that five of the children had been rescued from mentally ill women, while the other children had been delivered to her by a man named Victor. However, the suspect claimed she was unaware of where the alleged Victor had brought the kids.
She stated ;
“I run an orphanage with children of mad people. Fransisca Onyinyechi, who was given birth to by a mad woman in Ogbogoro community market, is one,”
She continued ;
“I cannot say that I am a reverend sister now that I am a disgrace. But I believe I was earlier. I am of the Ladies of Victory Missionary Sisters. It is in England, a Foreign Congregation. I am the only Nigerian in it. “Some of the children are mad people’s children. The others are brought to me by one Mr. Victor. Sometimes he comes with them in twos. One Miss Alice brought two to me. Alice said since I am a beginner that I should take them “Sometimes when Victor brings children, he will be demanding money. But due to the pressure on me sometimes I give N50,000, N60,000, and N100,000.”
According to Eboka Friday, the commissioner of police, men under his command arrested the suspect after acting on reliable information about a child traffickers’ hideout. He continued, “While the case has been transferred to the CP Monitoring Unit for discreet investigation, 15 children, ages 4 to 10, have been rescued.”
“Operation Restore Peace personnel of the Command, acting on credible information regarding hideout of child traffickers, stormed Omuigwe Abuja Phase II, Aluu, in Ikwerre Local Government Area,” the CP stated.
“A lady who claimed to be Rev. Sister, Maureen Wechinwuz was arrested. Fifteen children ranging from seven to nine years were rescued. The case has been transferred to CP Monitoring Unit for discrete investigation “It took us over 24 hours before we could extract any information from the children. Some of them who could talk recounted their experiences with the woman.
The children all recount different abduction stories that are corroborated by their various parents and relations.
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