Celebrated woman with seven kid births, Mrs. Precious Ogbonna has been remanded in Federal Prisons, Owerri for child trafficking. She was arraigned by the Imo State Police Command at an Owerri Magistrate Court.
The charge is contained in suit number OW/289C/2011 and reads: “That you Precious Ogbonna, Adangozi Onuigwe and others now at large, between the 6th day of May 2010 and 2nd day of April 2011, at Umuelele, Irete, Owerri, in Owerri Magisterial District, did conspire with one another to commit felony to wit: trafficking in persons and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 516 of the Criminal Code Cap C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, as applicable in Imo State.”
She is also accused of intending to deprive the parents, guardians or other persons, who had the lawful care or charge of the seven children.
“And for taking possession of the said children forcibly or fraudulently take or entice away or receive or harbour the children, you are thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 19(1)(c) of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration Act, 2003, as applicable in Imo State.”
After pleading not guilty, the case was adjourned to August 17, 2011 by the Chief Magistrate who had ordered that the case file and its notices be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecution through the Chief Registrar.
Reports say that there was no proof of a recent pregnancy following series of tests conducted by medical experts, even as the result of a DNA test is been awaited.
“Tests have shown that she has a large fibroid in her womb. Her virginal hymen is still copious. It is not possible that she given birth to that number of children with the hymen remaining the way it is,” the police officer said.
“The blood group, Rhesus Factor and genotype of Mrs. Ogbonna and her husband were “O”, D+ and AA respectively.
“These were not found in four of the children. Medical evidence does not support her claims. Police was not shown were she delivered the babies and there is no proof that she has ever breast fed any baby before.”