By Uzair Adam Imam
The Ogun State Police Command has announced the arrestment of the couples for allegedly selling their one-month-old baby at the sum of N50,000.
The couples, Eze Onyebuchi and his wife Oluchi Eze reside at the Ilara area of Ode Remo, in the local government area of Ogun State.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Public Relation Officer, Ogun State Police Command, disclosed.
The woman who bought the baby was not known to the couples. And since then, the woman was at large.
Oyeyemi said that the couple were arrested on the 16 of December 2021, following information received by policemen at Ode Remo divisional headquarters that the couple who live at Ayegbami street Ilara Remo willingly sold their one-month-old baby.
“Upon the information, the DPO Ode Remo division, CSP Olayemi Fagbohun, detailed his detectives to the area where the couple was arrested and brought to the station,” he said.
The suspects explained to the police how one Mrs Ruth Obajimi directed the yet to be identified buyer to them.
They added that the woman told them that she was from the human rights office and would help them foster their child.
“The woman then gave them the sum of fifty thousand naira, and we handed over the baby to her despite not knowing her from Adam,” the couples stated.
DSP Abimbola said that: “The effort is on top gear to apprehend the said woman with the view to recovering the baby.”