was impregnated by her boyfriend in Lagos and returned to Anambra State
in October, 2013, to have the baby but was too ashamed to go back home
to her parents. .
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. .
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. .
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
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.
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. .
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. .
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.