Anambra State police command has arrested a 24-year-old woman, Oluchi Emeobi from Nnewi Ichi of Nnewi North LGA of Anambra State for allegedly selling her two months old baby for N250,00.
Anambra state police commissioner, Umar Garbage who briefed journalists said the suspect used part of the proceeds of the sale to purchase a motorcycle, which was also confiscated by the command.
Emeobi according to police conspired with one Nchedochi Richard, female, aged 26years, of the same address to sell the baby to a woman, popularly known as First Lady, who he said was now at large.
The commissioner said in order to conceal her dastardly act, the suspect reported at the Police Station under false pretence that she left her baby under the custody of a yet to be ascertained woman who absconded with her.
“Exhibits recovered from the principal suspect include; Sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (#250,000) cash and One Motorcycle the suspect allegedly bought with part of the money realized from the sale of her baby”, he said.
He said the matter was still under investigation and that effort was being made to arrest the fleeing suspect and recover the baby.