Oluchi Emeobi, a 24-year-old mother from Anambra State in Nigeria sold her two-month old baby and used part of the proceeds to buy a motorcycle.This news was dicclosed by the Anambra State Police Commissioner, Mr. Garba Umar yesterday. The State police were parading about 100 criminal suspects held at the police command headquarters in Awka.
In a report from The Guardian, Nigeria, Umar said on July 8, 2017 around 11a.m., police detectives attached to Nnewi Division arrested Oluchi, who allegedly conspired "with her friend, one Nchedoch Richard, aged 26, of the same address and sold her two-month old baby to a woman popularly known as First Lady, now at large."
He added that: "In order to conceal her dastardly act, the suspect reported at the police station under false pretense that she left her baby in the custody of a yet-to-be ascertained woman who absconded with the baby to an unknown destination."
The CP said exhibits recovered from the principal suspect (Oluchi) included N250,000 cash and one motorcycle she allegedly bought with part of the money realised from the sale of her baby.
Umar said the matter was under investigation and that efforts would be intensified to arrest the fleeing suspect and recover the baby.Meanwhile, three women, who allegedly kidnapped a three-week-old baby in Ayobo area of Lagos State, were on Tuesday docked before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates' Court.
The accused: Theresa Ezeala, 56; Augustina Oparaocha, 54; and Florence Ifeanyi, 52 are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, kidnapping and receiving stolen child. The women pleaded not guilty to the charges.