Court remands woman for alleged child trafficking
Chidiebube Okeoma , Owerri
A Juvenile Court in Owerri , Imo State , on Thursday remanded a mother of four, Nkiruka Kamalu, in prison till January 16 over child trafficking and conspiracy allegations .
The presiding magistrate , A. O Odioyenma, after listening to motions for and against her bail , ordered that the suspect be remanded in prison .
She directed the court ’s registrar to transfer the file to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for proper arraignment in a magistrate or high court .
The jurist contended that the count against the suspect was a serious offence.
Recall that the suspect is also standing trial at the Owerri High Court over alleged acquisition of property by false pretences.
The suspect had also accused Kingsley Uju , representing Ohaji / Egbema -Oguta – Oru West Federal Constituency of Imo State in the House of Representatives of allegedly luring her out of her marriage and raping her.
She was arrested recently by men of the Imo State Police Command for alleged child trafficking and conspiracy .
The police prosecutor , M .C Eboh , told journalists that the suspect committed the offences in “ flagrant abuse of the laws of the land. ”