Men of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a 20-year-old girl identified as Miracle Kalu alongside her accomplices for selling her baby at the rate of N130,000.
The 20-year-old girl who got pregnant out of wedlock hails from Ohafia, Abia state disclosed that the lack of funds to take care of her health condition and fend for the baby forced her into selling her 28-day-old child.
According to the suspect, her lover – whose house she doesn’t know – denied been responsible for the pregnancy after she got pregnant.
The suspect and her accomplices met their waterloo after the accomplices identified as 41-year-old Patrick Mbama and 30-year-old Ogechi Ekwebele were arrested around 2a.m at Anthony, Lagos, while returning from Imo state.
Reacting to the incident, the Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu said the baby was crying in the vehicle and the supposed mother of the child, Ekwebele was advised to breastfeed the baby but her hesitation raised other passengers’ suspicion.
Odumosu said: “Upon questioning, this particular childless couple claimed that a childless man and wife in Lagos had paid for the said baby.”
The suspect identified as Kalu told newsmen that she was an orphan and a secondary school dropout.
A police source revealed that the suspect, Kalu is notorious for selling her children as it was not her first time of giving birth and selling her baby.
The first fake couple, Mbama and Ekwebele, bought the baby from Kalu for N130,000 and resold her for N150,000 to another couple, Izuchukwu Okafor, 51, and Cecilia Okafor, 40, in Lagos .
Okafor said it was the desperation to have a child of my own that pushed her into buying the baby.
“Being barren for 15 years is not easy,” she added.