Lucia Ngwe Mbongson, former Principal of GBHS Nkambe has been slammed 11 years jail term by the Buea Court of First Instance for child trafficking. Arrested on May 10, 2013 in Buea after she was caught in possession of a six months old child, Madame Lucia Ngwe was found guilty by the court last December 24, 2013. The court we gathered took the decision after a maternal DNA test and other medical tests were conducted on the said child. The DNA test we learnt was conducted in a renounced medical in laboratory in Canada. Even though the DNA test showed no link between the supposed mother and the child, Madame Lucia Ngwe had maintained her statement that the child came to her through the mythical tacts of a certain pastor in Nigeria. It is alleged that the said pastor gave her a concoction and after taking it she fell unconscious and when she regained consciousness, she just discovered the child beside her. But the court found her guilty of child trafficking. She was slammed 11 years jail term and fined to pay a sum of FCFA 1.5 million.
However information reaching us indicate that the child has been handed to the Services of Social Affairs.
Of late, the phenomenon of child theft has become a perpetual nightmare in Cameroon. More so, with the rampant baby factories in Nigeria, women quite often fake pregnancies to blindfold their families and after few months resurface with few months old babies.