America-based Nigerian woman jailed for 10 years for child trafficking

America-based Nigerian wOman has to be jailed for 10 years for buying 3 kids

Mrs Lois Obazi, a 47-year-old America-based Nigerian woman has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for buying 3 kids. The sentence was passed by a Magistrate Court located in Port Hacourt, Nigeria.

The lady in 2018 disguised her name using a false identity, ‘Precious Obasi’ was living around Omehia School Road, Igwuruta community in the Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, at the time of her purchase of three children.

The suspect, before she was arrested, was in a hotel on Stadium Road, Elekahia, in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, and she claimed that she gave birth to the three children on two different days in a maternity home at Igwuruta.

The Chief Magistrate in charge of the case, Felicitas Amanze, in her judgment, sentenced the woman to three years imprisonment on count one, and seven years imprisonment on count two of the charges brought against her, adding that the terms would run concurrently.

According to the Chief Magistrate, she said that evidence before the court proved that Obasi bought the three infants.

The chief magistrate noted that it was impossible for Obazi to have left overseas to Nigeria to deliver her triplets and also nurse them in a hotel as she claimed, stressing that the prosecution counsel proved their case beyond reasonable doubt.

Meanwhile, the defence counsel, Chris Nwadigo, said the judgment was full of emotion and sentiment and vowed to appeal it.

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