Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Anambra Police Recover two month old baby sold at N625000

Okey Chris

The two-month old baby girl who was stolen from her mother at Nnewi, Anambra State, said to have been sold for N625,000 by an Enugu based woman, (Names withheld), had been recovered.
The Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ogidi  Police Station, Mr. Hassan Musa, who confirmed the arrest of the buyer and sellers, told our reporter that the recovered baby was in Police custody while effort is being intensified to get the mother.
He added that four women, three sellers and a buyer, have been arrested and are cooling off at the Ogidi Police Station, Idemili North Local Government Area.
On interrogation the buyer said that she resolved to procure the baby girl because she needed a female that would look after her when she would be old.
“I have a male child but I want a female that will look after me when I become old. The boy will not nurse me more than the girl”, she posited, adding that her husband was aware of the purchase of the baby and even told her "to carry on”.

The DPO, who expressed satisfaction with the confessional statement of those arrested disclosed that two of the women that sold the baby based in Abatete and Onitsha, even as he reiterated the resolve of the Division to stop all illegal sale of babies in the area.
“We had to move to Enugu to get the baby on arresting the buyer days after and now we are moving to Nnewi to know how the mother of the baby will feature”, he hinted.

He disclosed that it was on a tip off that the police arrested the sellers while they were waiting for the buyer to come from Enugu, Enugu State.       



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