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CRUELTY & SADNESS: Nigerian Couple Sell only child, a-30-day-Old Baby For $100 (N50,000) in Ogun state…claimed the Devil and poverty pushed them into abominable act after 10 years of waiting for ‘fruit-of-the-womb’ *Suspects (Eze Onyebuchi and wife Oluchi) picked up at Ilara in Ode Remo area on the 16th of December, following a tip-off from eye witnesses to cops *Upon interrogation, the couple claimed that a neighboring woman by the name Mrs Ruth Obajinmi introduced them to another woman who lied she was from the Human Rights Office with a promise to foster the child, explained the said woman gave them a token sum of N50,000 and took the child away, without knowing her name or her place of residence *Divisional Police Officer of Ode-Remo Division, DSP Olayemi Fagbohun swung into action saying: “We are on top of the situation, our men are on the ground. We must get to the bottom of this situation” *BY WUNMI ADEGBITE/CRIME Reporter

CRUELTY & SADNESS:

Nigerian Couple Sell only child, a-30-day-Old Baby For $100 (N50,000) in Ogun state…claimed the Devil and poverty pushed them into abominable act after 10 years of waiting for ‘fruit-of-the-womb’

*Suspects (Eze Onyebuchi and wife Oluchi)  picked up at Ilara in Ode Remo area on the 16th of December, following a tip-off from eye witnesses to cops

*Upon interrogation, the couple claimed that a neighboring woman by the name Mrs Ruth Obajinmi introduced them to another woman who lied she was from the Human Rights Office with a promise to foster the child, explained the said woman gave them a token sum of N50,000 and took the child away, without knowing her name or her place of residence

*Divisional Police Officer of Ode-Remo Division, DSP Olayemi Fagbohun swung into action saying: “We are on top of the situation, our men are on the ground. We must get to the bottom of this situation”

*BY WUNMI ADEGBITE/CRIME Reporter

WHAT COULD MAKE A NIGERIAN COUPLE sell their only child-one month old baby for a paltry $100 (N50,000) after 10 years of waiting for ‘fruit of the womb.’ Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested one Eze Onyebuchi and his wife Oluchi, for selling their one-month-old baby for N50,000.

They were arrested at Ilara in Ode Remo area of the state on the 16th of December, following a tip-off that the couple residing at Ayegbami area of the town willingly sold the baby to a woman now at large.

The Divisional Police Officer of Ode-Remo Division, DSP Olayemi Fagbohun, acted swiftly on the information and detailed his detectives to the area which led to the arrest of the couple.

The couple, upon interrogation, claimed that a woman by the name Mrs Ruth Obajinmi introduced them to another woman who claimed to have come from the Human Rights Office with a promise to foster the child. This correspondent gathered that this couple who waited for fruit of the womb for 10 years now blames the Devil and poverty for their albatross on the platter of temptation.

They claimed that the said woman gave them a token sum of N50,000 and took the child away, without knowing her from nowhere.

While the police had assured that efforts are on to arrest that woman in order to recover the child from her. The State Police Commissioner, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed by the suspects be transferred to the state anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the state investigation department for further investigation. 

The CP said a manhunt has been launched to arrest the buyer. 

#Additional reports by Tribune newspaper.

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