April 25, 2013 – British Couples Now Buying Nigerian Babies – 12 Britons Battle Child Trafficking Case
A very shocking story of desperate British couples illegally buying newborn babies from Nigeria and bringing them to the UK using false documentations has been exposed through DNA tests.
A former lecturer at Oxford University and his wife are just a few of 12 British couples currently being investigated by the police for breaching immigration law.
A compulsory DNA testing for British citizens applying for a passport for their newborn babies has been introduced to clear all suspicions.
When DNA sample did not match, officials in Lagos called in the Serious Organised Crime Agency to investigate. Bharti Patel, CEO of Ecpat UK, a charity that works with victims of child trafficking, said she believed that it was likely that many more cases would follow the introduction of DNA testing at embassies.
“It is encouraging to see these 12 being reported,” Bharti Patel said.
47-year-old Simon Heap and his 52-year-old wife, Gladys Heap were the first British citizens to appear in court.