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Mother, accomplice in police net for selling three-week-old baby

The Police in Ogun State have arrested two women for selling a three-week-old baby to a yet-to-be-known buyer.

The baby was allegedly sold for N600,000 to an unknown buyer.

The mother of the baby, Mary Olatayo and Chioma Esther Ogbonna from Imo State, who facilitated the deal between the baby’s mother and the buyer, were arrested after the father of the boy reported the incident to the police.

Ogun Police spokesman SP Abimbola Oyeyemi told newsmen the baby’s mother and her accomplice were arrested on August 18, 2022.

Oyeyemi stated that the father of the baby told Mowe Divisional Police Headquarters that he dated Olatayo, who got pregnant, making him secure accommodation for her.

However, he complained after she delivered the baby boy, the lady suddenly disappeared with the child but she was later found in a hotel where she had gone for a hookup with another man.

All efforts by the father to know the whereabouts of the baby yielded no fruitful results.

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