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Woman Allegedly Sells Day-Old baby For N300,000

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A 34-year-old woman, Chineye, on Monday, appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly selling her one-day-old female baby for N300, 000.

The alleged buyer, Happiness, 49, who was arraigned alongside the defendant, was charged with unlawful adoption of baby.

The duo, whose residential addresses were not given, is facing a three-count of conspiracy, child trafficking and unlawful adoption.

They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on October 4, at 10:00 p.m. at Sari Iganmu, Orile, Lagos State.

According to him, the duo conspired to engage in child trafficking.

Ayorinde told the court that the arrest of the duo followed the information received by the police that Happiness was in possession of a newborn suspected to have been stolen.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 269, 276 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (revised).

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs B. O. Osunsanmi, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N200,000 each with two sureties in like sum.

She ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed and have evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The chief magistrate adjourned the case until February 3, 2020, for substantive hearing.

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11 Comments
  1. Oyenekan Babatunde says

    Kudos to the Nigeria police for arresting the culprits and this will serve as a lesson to all baby mama that money is not every thing.

  2. Rufai saheed feranmi says

    That is weekedness and out of sence

  3. inim Nsidibe victor says

    That is bad

    1. Azeez Sakiru says

      She is a disgrace to womanhood

  4. Azeez Sakiru says

    All for money…such is life

  5. Abah Emmanuel says

    That is inhumane and wicked

  6. Paul Eunice says

    Jesus help our generation……

  7. Oyenekan Babatunde says

    This is an act of madness. The woman should be jail and the child taken to motherless home for proper care.

  8. Damilola Philips says

    Poverty is a disease, what will make a mother sell her child for money if not poverty

    1. Oyenekan Babatunde says

      This is barbaric and absolute wickedness. The culprits should be sentence to life imprisonment so as to serve as example to others.

  9. Mike Emmanuel says

    She is heartless and insane and her case need to be treated like a case of cannibalism