Operatives from the Enugu State Police Command said they have arrested one Okike Ezinne,18, from Isu Mbaneze in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, who is also the mother of an 18-month-old baby for allegedly selling the baby for N300,000.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu who confirmed the incident, said that Ezinne told the police that she had the baby girl out of wedlock and decided to keep her, except that life became tough for her.
She said her intimate friend called Promise Godwin, 20, from her area in Ebonyi State, lured her to Enugu with the child, promising that somebody would cater for her and the baby.
Ezinne said she joined her friend and secured a house at Coal Camp area, a suburb of Enugu metropolis, and that sometime in March 2016, she found that the friend had perfected the bargain for the sale of the baby in question for N300,000.
According to Ezinne, after striking a deal with Promise and Gloria for the sale of the baby, the baby was taken to a place called Limca Bus Stop at Okigwe, Imo State along Enugu-Port Harcourt Express Road where she was sold for N300,000 cash after which they returned to Enugu where they shared the money in the following order: N200,000 for the baby’s mother, N50,000 for Promise and the remaining N500,000 for the motorcyclist working with Godwin Promise.