Couple allegedly sell their one-month old baby for N50,000

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A couple residing at Ilara area of Ode Remo, in Remo North local government area of Ogun state has been arrested by the Ogun State police command for allegedly selling their one-month-old baby at the rate of fifty thousand naira.

The suspects, Eze Onyebuchi and his wife Oluchi Eze were reportedly arrested on December 16, following a piece of information received by policemen at Ode Remo divisional headquarters, that the couple who live at Ayegbami street Ilara Remo willingly sold their one-month-old baby to a woman who is now at large.

The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident said on interrogation, the suspects explained to the police that, it was one Mrs. Ruth Obajimi, who directed the yet to be identified buyer to them. They stated further that the woman came to them on the 14th of December 2021, and told them that she is from a human rights office and that she will help them to foster their child. The woman then gave them the sum of fifty thousand nairas and they handed over the baby to her despite not knowing her from Adam.

Abimbola said efforts are in top gear to apprehend the said woman with the view to recover the baby.

He added that the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the anti-human trafficking and child labor unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation. He equally directed a massive manhunt for the buyer who has since took to flight.