The Police in Anambra State have arrested one 28-year-old woman for allegedly selling her seven-day-old baby for N350,000.
Oluchi Mba, who resides in Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state, said she sold the child to raise money after reportedly boasting to friends that she would have a fun-filled Christmas this year, according to a source who spoke to Punch.
“We were together one Sunday and she was boasting about how she would celebrate this year’s Christmas in grand style,”
“I told her that it was too early to plan for Christmas now, but she kept on boasting and saying she would want to have fun during the season. I didn’t know she was planning to sell her own child. This is terrible.”
It was further learnt that Mba sold the baby to a 55-year-old, Edith Obiakor, of Akudo Street in Nkpor, who allegedly resold the baby to her in-law, one Vitus Aniunoh, 50, of Patterson Street, Fegge in Onitsha for N650,000.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident to our correspondent, saying the suspects had been arrested, and the baby recovered.