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Police arrest two women over sale of one-week-old baby 

The older suspect said she bought the child from the second suspect at Agege area of Lagos for N500,000.

• July 30, 2022
Abimbola Oyeyemi
Abimbola Oyeyemi

Police in Ogun have arrested two women over the alleged sale of a one-week-old baby in the Agege area of Lagos State.

Police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated at Ota, Ogun State, that the suspects were arrested in the Sango-Ota area of Ogun on July 25.

He explained that the baby was found in the custody of the older suspect, a 53-year-old woman, who could not breastfeed the crying baby as his supposed mother.

She was arrested following a tip-off, and “Upon interrogation, she confessed that she bought the child from the second suspect at Agege area of Lagos State for N500,000.

“Detectives went after the second suspect and arrested her. She admitted that she sold the child to the first accused on the instruction of the biological mother.

“All efforts to make her accompany policemen to locate the real mother of the baby have proved abortive,’’ he stated.

The two suspects have been transferred to the State’s Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and possible prosecution. 


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