One Mr Onyebuchi and his wife, Mrs Oluchi Eze that lives at Ilara area of Ode Remo, in Remo North local government area of Ogun State has been arrested by the state police command for selling their 1-month-old baby for the sum of ₦50,000.
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Their arrest was confirmed by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who revealed in statement that the couple sold their one-month-old baby to a woman who is now at large”.
He also revealed that during interrogation, the couple narrated how thy met the buyer through a third-party, a woman whom the couple gave her name as Mrs Ruth Obajimi.
They also claimed that the buyer told them that she’s from Human Rights Office, they she will foster their baby them help them rasie the baby since they’re both not financially buoyant.
In his words, Oyeyemi said;
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“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”.
“On interrogation, the suspects explained to the police that, it was 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 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”.
Oyeyemi closed by revealing that the State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation.
He also added that the command is doing everything in it’s capability to locate the anonymous buyer with the hopes of locating the baby.
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