The Anambra state police command have arrested a grandmother, Oluchukwu Nwosu for allegedly selling a newborn baby delivered out of wedlock by her daughter, Ijeoma Nwosu.
The suspect who is from Nkwelle, Oyi Local Government Area of the State was apprehended when the mother of the baby reported to the state Ministry of Women and Social Welfare.
According to a press on Sunday by Chidinma Ikeanyionwu, the media aide to the state Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Ify Obinabo which stated;
“The Ministry of Women and Social Welfare in Anambra State has rescued a three-month-old baby who had been sold by the grandmother.
“The rescue occurred in response to a report by Ijeoma Nwosu, who claimed that Oluchukwu Nwosu, her mother, forcefully sold her baby soon after he was born and has since refused to tell her where he is.
“Following receipt of the allegation, the Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Ify Obinabo, immediately took action, in collaboration with security operatives, to identify and apprehend the perpetrators.
“After almost a month of consistent intelligence and surveillance by the ministry and security operatives, the offenders were caught.”
“During interrogations, the culprit confessed how she came across a buyer who after days of negotiations, finally paid her the agreed sum.
“But the buyer of the baby, one Madam Evelyn, a native of Uruagu Nnewi, when arrested, said she paid N200,000 to the person who obtained the baby for her,”
The suspects are all in police custody for further investigation and prosecution.