A woman identified as Mrs Blessing Ubom was arrested with two babies at the MCC Pedestrian Bridge, Onitsha.
The suspect, who hails from Calabar, Cross River State was brought to Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS) last week by residents who suspected that the two babies were not hers because they had been seeing her with only one baby.
On interrogation, the woman insisted that she gave birth to the babies on third of August this year at Army barracks where she lives with her blind husband, Mr Ubom Glory Emmanuel. He confirmed that the suspect is his wife, however, he said that one of the baby boys belonged to them and that his wife had borrowed the other baby boy from their relative to attract sympathy and more money from the public.
Mr Emmanuel, who pleaded for pardon as begging was their only means of survival, claimed to have told his wife to take only their baby but she told him that people do not give her money so she had to borrow another one.
The teenage single mother of the baby boy, Happiness Emmanuel who later appeared at the police station said she gave out her baby boy for begging in order to sustain herself, adding that the woman gives her one thousand, five hundred naira whenever she takes baby to beg for alms. The suspects are currently in police custody.
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