May 20, 2024

Woman Arrested In Ogun For Selling Daughter to Settle Debt 

A 33-year-old woman, Olaide Adekunle, has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for selling her 18 month old baby for N600,000 to a yet to be identified buyer.

 

The suspect, according to a statement by the command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, was arrested following a complaint lodged at Sango divisional headquarters by the woman’s husband, one Nureni Rasaq.

 

Upon the report, the DPO Sango division, CSP Dahiru Saleh, detailed his detectives to go after the said woman, and she was arrested.

 

“On interrogation, the suspect confessed that she had sold the baby to someone in Lagos for N600,000.

 

“When asked the reason for her action, she stated that she borrowed money from a microfinance bank, and when she was unable to pay back the money, the bank agents started threatening to deal decisively with her.

 

“It was consequence of this that she ran to Lagos and started hawking sachet water.

 

“It was while hawking that she met a man who introduced her to the woman that eventually bought the child in Lagos,” the police spokesman said.

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