Leadership (Abuja)

23 February 2013

Nigeria: Woman Sells Niece for N250, 000

Certainly, Mrs Nkemdilim Ilomuanya is currently having sleepless nights as the business she did with her niece has gone awry.

Mrs. Ilumuanya allegedly sold her niece, Onyinyechi when she was just two years old to her friend, one Mrs Chinyere Nwangwu who lives at 279 Aba-Owerri road, Osisioma, Aba, Abia State at the sum of N250, 000.

Onyinyechi's mother, 32-year-old Onuabuchi Omata, was said have a mental problem. She is an orphan though she has two male siblings, but they were too young to take care of Onyinyechi. Nkemdilim is their step sister.

After Onuabuchi was delivered of her daughter on July, 2007, her younger brother, John, seeing that there was nobody in their family that could take care of the little Onyinyechi went and deposited her with a motherless baby home in their area - Amichi Motherless Baby Home, Amichi, Nnewi South local government area of Anambra state to ensure she was given proper care.

John is a Lagos-based commercial bus driver. So, having satisfied himself that he has placed his niece in safe hands, he went back to Lagos to continue hustling. About two years after, Nkemdilim, John's stepsister convinced him that she would want to stay with the child and John obliged her.

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