Couple arrested for selling a month old baby at N50,000 in Ogun State

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A middle age man Eze Onyebuchi and wife Oluchi Eze has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command has been arrested on their alleged sale of their one month old baby at N50,000 to a woman now at large.

The couple who resides at Ayegbami street Ilara area of Ode Remo, in Remo North Local Government Area of Ogun state was arrested by men of Ogun State police command on December 16, 2021.

Upon the information, the DPO Ode Remo Division, CSP Olayemi Fagbohun, detailed his detectives to the area where the couple was arrested and brought to the station.

Confirming the incident to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, 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 naira 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 said 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.

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