A woman identified as Emila Sunday has been arrested for trying to sell her baby for a sum of N150, 000 in Anambra.
Police operatives attached to Ojoto Division in Anambra State arrested the 21-year-old woman from Akwa Ibom State, for attempting to sell her three months old baby boy at Ire-village Ojoto for N150, 000 on Tuesday, November 24, WITHIN NIGERIA reports.
When interrogated, the suspect claimed she decided to sell her child due to hardship.
The spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident, said the rescued baby is in good condition and that further investigation is ongoing.
“On the 24/11/2020 at about 6:pm, following intelligence report, Police operatives attached to Ojoto Division in Anambra State arrested one Emila Sunday ‘f’ who claimed to be 21 years old from Akwa Ibom State, with a three months old baby boy at Ire-village, Ojoto.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the woman is attempting to sell her three months old baby boy which the suspect claimed was due to hardship.
“The baby was rescued in good health and investigation is ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding the matter,” Mohammed said.