An Asaba Chief Magistrate Court has remanded a couple who sold their twins last week in prison.
The couple, Mr. and Mrs. Augustine Agbona, based in Ogwashi-Uku, Delta state,are standing trial along with two others identified as Okolie and Ebere for the sale of the babies to a Lagos-based woman, Okogwu for N400,000.00.
Mrs. Agbona allegedly connived with her husband to sell the set of twins (a boy and a girl) who she was recently delivered of at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba, Delta State.
Members of the Asaba Community Police apprehended them and handed them over to the police for further investigation.
Speaking on the case, Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command, ASP Lucky Uyabeme said confessions of the couple led to the arrest of other suspects, adding that the babies, who were recovered from the alleged buyer, have been handed over to the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare in Asaba for proper care.
The court granted bail to Okolie, of the Welfare Department in the state Ministry of Women Affairs and Ebere, based in Ogwashi-Uku, who allegedly facilitated the sales of the infants, after fulfilling the conditions, while the couple was ordered to be remanded after failing to meet bail demands.
The court remanded the husband Augustine in Ogwashi-Uku Prisons, and sent the wife, Ebele to Agbor Prisons, while further hearing in the case was adjourned to 16 May 2013.