Detectives have rescued a – week old baby from a – 53 – old woman who bought the child from a dealer at the rate of N500,000:00k
The detectives have also arrested the buyer, a woman identified as Chinyere Nwosu for stealing the baby boy.
The suspected supplier identified as Ngozi Akaeme was arrested too.
The incident happened on July 25th.
Ms Nwosu was arrested at about 9am when she was sighted bearing a little baby who was crying profusely but she could neither calm the boy nor breastfeed him as a mother.
This strange occurrence aroused the suspicion of some members of public, who quickly alerted the police at Sango Ota divisional headquarters to it.
The Police Spokesperson in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) for Sango Ota acting on the tip – off, sent detectives to the scene.
Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said the detectives arrested the woman and retrieved the baby from her.
“The DPO Sango Ota, SP Dahiru Saleh, detailed his detectives to the scene where the woman was promptly arrested.
On interrogation, she confessed to the police that she is not the biological mother of the child but that she bought the child somewhere in Agege area of Lagos state through one Ngozi Akaeme at the rate of 500,000 naira.
“Detectives went after the said Ngozi Akaeme and got her arrested. She confessed been an accomplice to Chinyere Nwozu, and that she actually negotiated with the biological mother of the baby who according to her agreed to sell the baby.
“Efforts to make her accompany policemen to locate the real mother of the baby proved abortive.
“Meanwhile, the commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole has directed that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and possible prosecution.”