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Lovers sell baby for N500,000 in Ebonyi

The police in Ebonyi State have arrested a 20-year-old mother and her lover who sold their baby boy to a maternity operator for N500,000. The…

The police in Ebonyi State have arrested a 20-year-old mother and her lover who sold their baby boy to a maternity operator for N500,000.

The woman, Ola China (20), of Amangwu Edda in Afikpo North LGA, was impregnated out of wedlock by one Jonah Ogbuagu, a bricklayer, in August, 2021.

City & Crime gathered that she gave birth to the baby in April, 2022, at Obigbo, Rivers State, where she went to stay at her aunt’s residence during the pregnancy.

After giving birth, she conspired with Ogbuagu and sold the baby to a maternity.

The police spokesman in the state, SP Chris Anyanwu, told newsmen on Tuesday that the maternity’s owner, popularly known as Mummy Abigail, was arrested at Ovima, also in Afikpo North LGA.

He explained that, “Mummy Abigail runs a maternity home which she uses as a cover for her illicit trade.

“The suspects have been handed over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). (NAN)