A Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt has remanded the Executive Director of a motherless baby home in Port Harcourt known as Koko Home Foundation, Koko Crusco and one of her staff identified as Comfort Ekon in a correctional center over their alleged involvement in trafficking a set of twin babies.
The court also remanded one Favour Uche for her alleged conspiracy with one Dennis Chimiezie who is already remanded in a correctional center over the trafficking of the set of twin babies reported to have died and deposited at a mortuary at University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital.
The trial Chief Magistrate, Rita Ogugwo also directed that the Chief Medical Director of UPTH, through the Police Officer in charge of the matter should on the next adjourned date furnish the court on the whereabouts and relevant documents of the twins especially as it concerns the depositing of the their remains.
Chief Magistrate Ogugwo gave the orders and directives following the testimonies of the CEO of the Koko Home Foundation, Koko Crusco who alleged that the twin babies were handed over to her with illness by the police on the 7th of June, 2021 and were confirmed dead at the police clinic on the 9th of the same June.
Our correspondent reports that Koko Crusco also told the court that the dead bodies of the set of twins were carried and deposited at the UPTH mortuary by the police officer who handed over the children to her foundation.
During the hearing, our correspondent reports that the Chief Magistrate after listening to the testimonies of the Crusco, Ekon and Uche on their involvement in the trafficking of the children made the orders and directives before adjourning till 19th of July, 2021 for information and possible bail application of the suspects.