Couple In Prison For Selling Their Twins At N400,000


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.


  1. Wow! It’s a pity. They shouldn’t have done that because GOD gave them the twins as a gift and Him alone has the resourses that the parents needed to train and raise the twins in Godly way for with him the bible declares that ALL things are possible(MARK 10:27). They should have put their trust in GOD! I plea 4 the government to pardon them and may GOD have mercy on them in JESUS NAME AMEN!

  2. …couple imprisoned for selling their own twins, perhaps poverty uwahala…amnesty to be granted boko haram sect, perhaps politically driven…public fund embezzlers granted pardon, perhaps ironical…kidnappers/robbers sorted after for prosecution, perhaps security management…prostitudes patronized, perhaps encouragement of entrepreneurship…first class graduate not offered appointments, perhaps unemployment, etc. Our existence in Nigeria is mysterious…

  3. It’s really a shame to hear about the couple! How did they ever think of that? As for me, having twins is really a rare gift a lot would be envious for, and there’s really no way one should sell these little ones to others for a measurable amount.

  4. Its a shameful thing to our politics that citizens of this great nation would go to the exten of selling their babies for four hundred thousand naira because of poverty. Its shows that our economy has been mismanage.

  5. This is terrible. No human being in his/her right sensé Will sell his/her child/Children. It all go down to d’ poverty level in d’ land. I plead théy should be forgiven. God should pls help us in this country.


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