Chinaza Onwuasoanya has been the Special Armed Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Anambra State Police Command, for allegedly selling 20 stolen babies.
After giving birth to a baby girl, a friend introduced her to 45-year-old Goodness, who runs an orphanage, which the police alleged was a cover for a baby-trafficking operation. .
Onwuasoanya handed over the baby girl in exchange for the sum of N150,000. The money she made opened her eyes to the possibility of earning more from the same source. .
Without batting an eyelid, she moved into child-trafficking. Recounting her journey into child-trafficking, Onwuasoanya told Sunday Sun: “I got into child trafficking two years ago. .
I have sold 20 children to Madam Goodness who operates the orphanage. She paid me between N150,000 and N200,000 for each baby I sold to her. I was kidnapping children coming back from school or getting them in the streets. .
But I was arrested on May 1, 2017, when I stole a set of twins at an estate in Onitsha.” Onwuasoanya hails from Ebenebe, Awka North LGA of Anambra State.
She also confessed to being a member of the gang of robbers who killed two policemen, Inspector Shuaibu Usman and Sergeant Julius Matthew, of Police Mobile Force 29 in February, 2017 at Nkpor fly-over, Onitsha and took their AK-47 rifles, which were later used to commit robberies. .
She also assisted the SARS operatives to arrest three members of the gang; Ifeanyi Onwukwe a.k.a Nger, 22; Chidubem Osita a.k.a Kabaka, 23, and Chijioke Obi a.k.a Abababa, 23, while the other six members escaped. .
She disclosed that she was always given her own share of the money made during robbery operations, saying that she got between N50,000 and N80,000. “I have regretted what I did. My parents are alive. It was my friend who introduced to child trafficking and which led me to armed robbery today,” Onwuasoanya added.