A man and his wife have allegedly been apprehended by security operatives of the Ogun state police command for selling their one month old baby for N50,000 in Ogun.
The couple, identified as Eze Onyebuchi and Oluchi Eze who reside at Ilara area of Ode Remo, in Remo North local government area of Ogun state were arrested on December 16 after the police received information that they sold their one-month old baby to a woman.
After information got to the police, the DPO Ode Remo division, CSP Olayemi Fagbohun ordered for the arrest of the couple who were taken into custody and brought to the station.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the spokesperson of the state police, also confirmed the incident to newsmen.
He stated that the couple revealed during interrogation that one Mrs. Ruth Obajimi directed the buyer to them.
“The woman who is currently at large approached them on December 14 , 2021 and said she was from a human right organization.
“She told them she would help in fostering their baby and gave them 50,000.
“The couple then handed their baby over to her,” the police spokesperson said.
Oyeyemi said efforts are being made to apprehend the buyer while the suspects would be transferred to the anti-human trafficking and child labor unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation.