A 24-year old mother in Nnewi, Anambra State, Oluchi Emeobi, has allegedly sold her two- month old baby and used part of the proceeds to buy a motorcycle.
The Anambra State Police Commissioner, Mr Garba Umar, disclosed this on Tuesday while parading no fewer than 100 criminal suspects at the police command headquarters at Amawbia.
Umar said that on July 8, 2017 at about 11am, Police detectives attached to Nnewi Division arrested Oluchi, who allegedly conspired “with her friend — one Nchedoch Richard, female, aged 26 years, of the same address — and sold her two-month old baby to a woman popularly known as First Lady, now at large.”
He added that, “In order to conceal her dastardly act, the suspect reported at the Police Station under false pretense that she left her baby under the custody of a yet-to-be ascertained woman who absconded with the baby to unknown destination.”
The CP said exhibits recovered from the principal suspect (Oluchi) included N250,000 cash and one motorcycle she allegedly bought with part of the money realised from the sale of her baby.
Umar said the matter was under investigation and that efforts would be intensified to arrest the fleeing suspect and recover the baby.