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“I wanted to use the money to train my other children” – Mother of 11 arrested over attempt to sell her two sons for N1.8m in Anambra

A 38-year-old mother of eleven, Chinyere Chukwu, has been arrested for attempting to sell two of her sons for N1.8m in Anambra State. 

Chukwu was arrested alongside her 17-year-old daughter, Joy Chukwu by the Anambra State Women and Social Welfare Commissioner, Hon Ify Obinabo.

This was achieved when the Commissioner posed as a buyer after getting a hint of the transaction.

Questioning the culprits at Prof Dora Akunyili Women Development Center Awka, Chinyere stated that she, alongside her daughter, decided to sell off her two sons due to the economic hardship. 

Chinyere further explained that she has eleven kids and couldn’t cater for them so she decided to sell two of them to make money to train the others. 

On how much she told her buyer, the suspect said that since they are boys, she pegged them at the price of 1 million naira each but after serious bargaining by the Commissioner, she decided to sell them at 1 million, eight hundred thousand naira. 

The mother of 11 also revealed that she developed an interest in the business and decided to sell her sons after her neighbour successfully sold one of her kids, noting that this was her first attempt at the business.

The suspect, who hails from Ozubulu but resident at Okija said that she had only two children for her late husband and got the remaining 9 children after her his demise. 

Her teenage daughter, who is equally the eldest of the 11 children, added that the plan was to use the proceeds in advancing her tertiary education.

The Women Affairs boss ordered that the remaining children of the suspect be taken into state government’s custody for proper care while the neighbor gets apprehended too.

Obinabo further directed that after the neighbor has been arrested, contact tracing of the kid would follow in order to retrieve the child. 

"I wanted to use the money to train my other children" - Mother of 11 arrested over attempt to sell her two sons for N1.8m in Anambra
"I wanted to use the money to train my other children" - Mother of 11 arrested over attempt to sell her two sons for N1.8m in Anambra
"I wanted to use the money to train my other children" - Mother of 11 arrested over attempt to sell her two sons for N1.8m in Anambra