Oluchi Emeobi , a 24 – year old mother in Nnewi , Anambra State , has allegedly sold her two – month old baby and used part of the proceeds to buy a motorcycle.
The Anambra State Police Commissioner, Mr Garba Umar , disclosed this on Tuesday while parading no fewer than 100 criminal suspects at the police command headquarters at Amawbia .
Umar said that on July 8 , 2017 at about 11 am , Police detectives attached to Nnewi Division arrested Oluchi , who allegedly conspired “ with her friend — one Nchedoch Richard, female , aged 26 years , 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 under the custody of a yet- to -be ascertained woman who absconded with the baby to 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 .