25 year old Sandra Ishaku has been arraigned before a Jos Upper Area Court.

She is standing trial for allegedly selling her 4-months-old baby for 100,000.

Ishaku, along with three others – Amechi Emmanuel, Jones Osim and Gladys Chukwuma – were charged with conspiracy, cruelty and child abandonment.

According to the prosecutor, L. Ocho, the accused on May 10, 2017, sold her baby to Chukwuma, for the said amount.

Ocho told the court that the transaction was carried out in Jos, in the chambers of Osim, a legal practitioner.

“Ishaku conspired with Emmanuel and sold her baby to Chukwuma, who had just relocated from Ebonyi State to Jos,” he said.

The prosecutor did not tell the court why Ishaku had decided to sell her child.

The Presiding Judge, Yahaya Mohammed, did not take the plea of the accused, opting to remand three of them – Ishaku, Emmanuel and Chukwuma – in prison, while the case was adjourned to June 1.

Hearing will begin on that day.

Mohammed, however, granted Osim bail after his counsel, Lawrence Anya, pleaded that he should be released on bail to the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Plateau State Chapter.

A similar appeal by Peter Ikeolu, counsel to the three others, had earlier been rejected after the prosecutor argued that freeing them would affect investigation.