An arrest has been made for a medical doctor who was detained in October on suspicion of trafficking four children to various regions of the nation.

This time around, Dr. Happiness Enyinnaya Lheukeumere, also known as Dr. Hagi, is charged with killing a pregnant woman who was 20 years old and selling her child.

Racheal Sampson, a pregnant woman, is said to have had her baby removed surgically by Dr. Hagi of the Hagi Medical Centre, which is situated at Abohga Igwuruta Market Road in Port Harcourt. The surgery did not end well for her.

The doctor subsequently took her kid away, and it’s thought he sold the infant.

Dr. Happiness instructed a nurse to notify Racheal’s family that he had perished in an automobile accident, according to the deceased’s sister.

“On November 15, 2023, we received a call from an unidentified woman informing us that my sister had passed away in an automobile accident,” she stated. The informant claimed to have received a tip from that fictitious number, which she forwarded us. She was unable to provide us with the location of my sister’s dead body when we requested.

“We attempted to call the number she supplied, but our attempt was unsuccessful. Then, after an accident occurred in Aba, my parents travelled there to look for the body of my late sister. However, no woman died at the scene of the collision, according to what the police and medical staff told my parents.

“We informed the authorities of the development, and they assisted us in locating the unidentified woman who provided us with information.
“The anonymous woman claimed to be a POS agent and to live in Choba, Rivers State, but it turned out that she was actually a nurse.

“After being detained for a week, she eventually admitted to being Dr. Happiness’s guest and that she had come to pick up my sister on Monday, November 13.

“He told the nurse, over the phone two days later, that my sister passed away during the procedure and told her not to inform the family.” He told her to put our phone numbers on a blacklist. We never brought Racheal to the hospital prescribed by her doctor and we had no idea that she was pregnant.”

The nurses who worked with Dr. Happiness were questioned and they admitted to being present when the doctor performed surgery on Racheal, killing her. The nurses confirmed the baby was alive after the surgery but the doctor took her to an unknown location.

The doctor then absconded but was eventually caught.

He reportedly took the police to the morgue where he deposited the body of the deceased. He had registered her name as Chioma John and claimed he is her father while giving his name as Chinemerem John.

This comes just weeks after Dr. Happiness was arrested and paraded for child trafficking.

In October 2023, CP Nwonyi Emeka of the Rivers State Police Command explained that following a report on a case of abduction on the 9th of October, the CP and his team swung into action and through intelligence policing arrested on Mr Ifesinachi Opara, which also led to the arrest of Dr Hagi to whom he sold a child.

Further investigation led to the recovery of three more children trafficked by Hagi from different locations in the country.

Nwonyi said his men rescued three children abducted in Benue State from different locations in Port Harcourt where they had been sold. They include a one year, seven months old child, a four-year-old, and a six-year-old female.

Despite the evidence against him, Dr. Happiness regained freedom and allegedly went on to commit more crimes, leading to his arrest again.