Doctor, lab scientist, 15 more people were arrested for stealing children

The child theft unit of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command arrested a doctor, Victor Onongha, for the alleged theft of children.
Onongha, who works with the University of Calabar University Teaching Hospital, was arrested along with laboratory scientists, Hope Offor, and 15 others.
Public Relations Director Nunum Frederick announced Wednesday that a 5 month old child has been removed from the suspect.
Defendants said they were arrested on May 8, 2020 in the Government District of Aqua Ibom and Calabar in Cross River State.

According to the statement, Grace Davis, along with her sister Abigail Davis, tried to sell her child to the doctor to sell N250,000.
The statement read: "Suspects were arrested in Itu, Aqua Ibom State and Calaber, Cross River State, which revealed that a Grace Asuko Davis, a 5-month-old mother, her sister, another Abigail Conspired with Asuko Davis, and sold. Baby restless N250,000 A doctor Victor Ononga.

"The deal was done by two human trafficking sales agents, Clement Adam and E Kayet Oaken Akpan.
The doctor was arrested and confessed to leading police to arrest Hope Jonah, a laboratory scientist working at the Kalabar Hospital.
Asked further, Asha Joanna confessed, police were taken to the Nigerian army in Abal, Calabar, Mrs. Saber Livingston was arrested, and a child was found.

"Patience Livingstone admits that her husband Orji Livingstone purchased a baby from lab scientist HOPE Joanna Offor for a cost of N660,000."

Frederick said the case was still under investigation and the suspect would soon be arrested.

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