Mother sells six-week-old baby, N200,000 to buy phone
By Rita Okoye
Operatives of the Edo State Police Command have begun investigation into the alleged sale of a six-week-old baby by her a 23-year-old mother, Miracle Johnson.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Johnson Kokumo, who confirmed the incident, described it as a serious offence.
According to a report by Punch Metro, Miracle sold the baby, Greatness, to an orphanage in Onitsha, Anambra State, for N200,000.
It was learnt that the nursing mother, who hails from Agenebode, in the Etsako East Local Government Area of the state, was paid in cash.
She was said to have used part of the proceeds to buy a mobile phone.
Miracle, a mother of two, blamed her action on frustration and the inability of her husband to take care of her and her other children.
She said she was persuaded by one Mama Joy, said to be at large, to sell the infant and give the money to her husband to start a business.