Ebonyi State Police has arrested a young woman believed to be a sex hawker after her attempt to sell her baby-boy for ₦40,000 was foiled.
9News Nigeria gathered that the 32-year-old woman identified as Victoria Chukwube was arrested while trying to sell her four-month-old baby boy to raise money to start a business that involves selling drinks.
Victoria confessed to the police that she was broke and had nothing doing, so she decided to sell her baby for ₦40,000 to enable her to start a business.
Ebonyi state police spokesperson, Loveth Odah said Chukwube was arrested following a tip-off from someone that had knowledge of the criminal plan.
“So her name is Chukwube Victoria, she told us she is a commercial sex hawker and that she has this baby which she carrying.
“She said if she leaves here she would continue to look out for prospective buyers.
“But we tried to talk to her and to make her see the value of being a mother, but she refused.
“She even told us that if we allow her to go home with the baby she will throw the baby away and that she can’t tell who got her pregnant.”
Upon being interrogated, the lady refused to disclose her state of origin or local government but maintained that she does not have the financial ability to take care of the child.
“I am from Nigeria, 32 years old, a commercial sex hawker and my baby is just four months old.
“I want to sell the baby at the rate of N40,000 to start up a business. I have a fridge and I reside at Ogbe Hausa in Abakaliki.”