The Imo State government has confirmed ordering the state police command to carry out fresh investigation in a case of trafficking of two children in the state.
The state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Cyprian Akaolisa said on Monday that he had sent back the case file of the child trafficking case to the police for a fresh investigation.
The case involves a nurse, Ngozi Ebuzoaju and one Chinyere Ohanyere popularly known as Madam Chichi.
The police had arrested Ohanyere for allegedly trafficking the two children.
The police later arrested Ebuzoaju, for allegedly buying the children for the prime suspect.
While the court granted Ohanyere bail when she was arraigned by the police, the nurse who allegedly midwified the purchase of the two infants was refused bail by the court and kept in Owerri Correctional Centre, from where she had been attending her trials in court.
But on Monday, the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice told our correspondent that he had returned the case file to the police for a holistic investigation.
Akaolisa, said that the police were not holistic in their investigations before transferring the case file to the Director of Public Persecution for arraignment.
According to the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, the police failed to produce the woman who allegedly sold the children to the nurse.
He also informed that the police did not produce the mothers of the children who allegedly sold their children to the woman at large who in turn allegedly trafficked them.
He said; “We have sent the case file back to the police for a thorough investigation. There are loopholes in the case file. All we want is justice. It is the court that will order for DNA test. For the nurse said she does not know Chinyere Ohanyere.
“There is a woman she (nurse) claimed to have transacted with that received N3million. Where is she? She is at large. The police need to produce her. What about the mothers of the children, who did the business? Where are they? These things need to be put in place, properly. That is why I sent the case file back to the police for a fresh and holistic investigation.”