'My Baby Was Sold For 850k, I Got 250k' - Mother
It is generally believed that nothing can separate a mother from the love of her child.
But it appears money has the ability to break that bond. The new born was valued at 250,000 Naira only.
Heartlessly, Onyinyechi Osoneye has sold her baby to Mr. and Mrs. John Chukwu of 34, Odeleye Aina Street, Ikota, Lagos.
The 22 year old was arrested along with six other suspects by the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos Police Command.
Policemen who had been working on a two-month intelligence gathering arrested Onyinyechi who confirmed that the baby was sold in connivance with a certain Joy Osoneye who helped her conceal the pregnancy from her parents.
According to the police, Onyinyechi was admitted to a Hospital in Ikota, Lekki-Ajah Expressway, where 35 year old Glory Ehinmi delivered her of a baby boy on March 1, 2017.
Ehinmi then took the baby from her at the point of delivery and gave it to Mrs. Prisca Okocha, 45, her sister and the owner of Peculiar Hospital, Orile, who offered Onyinyechi’s mother 250,000 Naira.
The police also learnt that Mrs. Okocha, in turn, sold out the baby to one 59-year-old Mrs. Regina Anyanwu who brought the eventual buyers, Mr. and Mrs. Ike Nwata.
Okocha confessed she sold the baby for 850,000 Naira but gave the mother 250,000 Naira.
It was further learnt that the buying couples who were desperately in need of a child organised a huge party to celebrate the baby’s arrival.
The baby has been handed over to the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs while five suspects have been transferred to Gender Office, State Headquarters, Ikeja, for further investigations.