The police in Enugu have arrested one Juliet Donatus, 35, while attempting to sell an eight-year-old male child at the Enugu Old Park area.
Police said her arrest was as a result of a tip-off.
The child was rescued while the suspect confessed to have stolen the victim from Zamfara State and brought him to Enugu in search of a buyer.
Enugu Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Daniel Ndukwe ASP, said the case was transferred to Gender/Anti-Human Trafficking Section of the State CID Enugu for preliminary investigation and has been further handed over to Kaduna State Police Command for conclusive investigation and prosecution.
The woman trafficker was among 45 suspected criminals arrested in Enugu between March and April 2022.
A police statement identified their offences to include conspiracy, murder, rape/defilement, kidnapping/abduction, armed robbery, unlawful possession of firearm, stealing, vandalism and cultism.
“The operational activities led to the rescue of four (4) abducted/kidnapped victims, recovery of twenty-five (25) firearms of different makes, thirty-one (31) live ammunition of different calibres, fifty-three live cartridges, three (3) motor vehicles, six (6) tricycles, two (2) motorcycles and other incriminating exhibits."
Police say investigation into most of the cases have been concluded and charged to court, while others are currently being investigated.
Also arrested was Onyemaechi Okorie,19, who murdered his male co-worker in a construction site at Independence Layout Enugu.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect engaged the deceased in a serious fight and used a rod to hit him on the head.
The victim was immediately moved to the hospital for treatment, but was later confirmed dead by doctors on duty and the corpse deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy.
The case has been transferred to the State CID Enugu for conclusive investigation and prosecution.