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Woman sells her pregnant sister as a slave for $600

By Mason White 12:59 PM April 17, 2014
Jennifer Ogbonna and her child at the police station 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
A woman said that her sister sold her and her unborn child into slavery.

The 23-year-old Jennifer Ogbonna, recently arrived at the Ogun State Police headquarters where she told investigators how her sister tricked her into slavery and sold her while she ​​7 months pregnant.

According to the police investigation, a couple involved in human trafficking paid Ogbonna’s sister N100, 000 ($616).

The sister told Ogbonna that she will work for a nice family in a different state and she agreed to go with a man, who came to pick her up and take her into slavery. When she arrived she overheard the man speak to his wife about selling children into slavery.

That is when she began to suspect that she was sold into slavery by her own sister. When Ogbonna demanded to be allowed back home the man told her that she must return the N100,000 he paid her sister.

Luckily, after a few days, she managed to escape from the house and she notified the local police. Police launched an investigation and they arrested Ismail Yusuf, after being accused of buying pregnant women to be sold into slavery.

Yusuf’s wife, Muyiba, was also arrested after being accused of conspiracy.