- A woman in Imo state was arrested by the police for buying a 10-month-old baby
- The woman who is a widow named Ogechi Chukwuocha bought the baby for N650,000
- She was paraded alongside other suspects by the Imo state police at their headquarters in Owerri
Ogechi Chukwuocha, a widow in Imo state said the desire for a male child made her buy a 10-month-old baby for N650,000.
She said: “Because, my husband is dead and I do not have a male child. I do not know that the child was stolen.”
According to Vanguard, Chukwuocha was paraded at the police headquarters in Owerri alongside Mrs Calister Igwe, seller of the child, and Mrs Chimezie Okafor, who claimed to be the sister to the buyer.
The baby has been handed over to the parents, Mrs Udoka Peter.
Mr Andrew Enwerem, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), said that the child was recovered at Orlu local government area of the state.
Mr Andrew said: “The child was abducted on June 15 and recovered on June 20. We got a report from the mother of the baby, Udoka Peter, that her child, a 10 months old baby, was missing.
“She said she gave her child to one Mrs. Favour Nwokem, to collect something inside her room and before she came out, Favour had disappeared with her child.
"Immediately, the Command swung into action and arrested three of them, while one Mrs. Favour Nwokem is still at large.”
The suspect confessed to the crime and said that it was a mistake, Ogechi Chukwuocha said: “I bought the child for N650,000. My husband is dead and I do not have a male child. That is why I want the child. I did not know that the child was stolen.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that a HIV-positive baby has been rescued after the baby was found abandoned on the roadside in Benin, Edo state.
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A Nigerian woman identified as, Cecelia James, shared photos of the baby on social media after the child was rescued in Edo state.
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