By Augustine Ehikioya
For allegedly selling their one month old baby for N50,000, a couple residing at Ilara area of Ode Remo, in Remo North local government area of Ogun State have been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command.
Their arrest was a follow up of an information received by Policemen at Ode Remo Divisional Headquarters.
A statement by the PPRO, Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA), said that the suspects, Eze Onyebuchi and his wife Oluchi Eze were arrested on the 16 of December, 2021.
The statement said “that the couple who live at Ayegbami Street, Ilara Remo willingly sold their one month old baby to a woman who is now at large.
“Upon the information, the DPO Ode Remo Division, CSP Olayemi Fagbohun, detailed his detectives to the area where the couple were arrested and brought to the station.
“On interrogation, the suspects explained to the Police that, it was one Mrs. Ruth Obajimi, who directed the yet to be identified buyer to them.
“They stated further that the woman came to them on the 14th of December, 2021, and told them that she is from human rights office, and that she will help them to foster their child.
“The woman then gave them the sum of fifty thousand naira and they handed over the baby to her despite not knowing her from Adam.”
The statement said that effort is on top gear to apprehend the said woman with the view to recover the baby.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, the statement said, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the Anti-human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.
“He equally directed a massive manhunt for the buyer who has since took to flight,” the statement stated.