The Nigerian Woman was ‘drugged and made to believe she had given birth’ in Nigeria .
The ‘God-fearing couple’ believed that they had gone through successful fertility treatment at God’s Gift Maternity Clinic in Port Harcourt, where she travelled to undergo fertility treatment after failing to conceive in the UK.
High Court Family Division judge Mr Justice Coleridge said the 21-month-old little girl should live with the couple who were the victims of greedy international child traffickers who charged them £6,000 for fertility treatment.
The ‘God-fearing couple’ identified only as Mr.S, 51 and Mr. S, a 50-year-old teacher, had been duped by Nigerian conmen into believing the child – ‘O’ – was the result of a miraculous conception.
They were a couple of the highest calibre and complete integrity who unwittingly had become ‘victims of the most appalling scam,’ said the judge.
After a long legal battle, the judge has given his approval to O going back to the couple as special guardians and they may be allowed to adopt her later.
He said the couple had conducted themselves with complete dignity and although victims of a scam it had achieved what they wanted most of all ‘to have a child to look after.’
He went on: ‘It is perfectly plain the mother now fully appreciates what was going on and what she has been involved in.’
‘On the face of it, the mother from what I know seems a good and experienced mother.’
The judge said the ‘unfortunate’ childless parents were ‘happy’ to be appointed special guardian for the moment and to be able to raise the little girl as their own . It was also important for her to be in a settled home.
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~ Policemen who shot Lucy Ukpong, sales girl to enforce order on demolition of illegal structures beg family for settlement…
The police have pleaded with the family of Lucy Ukpong, a sales girl that was shot dead by policemen from the FCT Police Command, for an amicable settlement of the matter.
It was gathered that the parents of the deceased and other relations had met with some police officers over the killing of the girl, but the meeting was not conclusive on how the matter should be settled.
Our correspondent learnt that the family were considering settling the matter through judicial process or payment of compensation by the police.
This revelation came just just as the family had concluded arrangements to collect Lucy’s remains from Garki Hospital on Friday (today) for burial in Akwa Ibom State on Saturday.
Lucy, a sales girl at a photography shop in Apo, Abuja was hit in the chest by bullets allegedly fired by policemen from the FCT Special Anti-robbery Squad on October 12. Three others sustained gunshot wounds during the incident.
The 20-year-old girl was inside the shop when she was killed by policemen who had come to enforce the order on demolition of illegal structures by officials of development control department. The deceased had only spent a month on her job before the incident.
Findings however indicated that the policemen were on an illegal duty as the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council said they were not authorised to enforce any demolition exercise during the period.
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