Police in Delta State have arrested members of a syndicate, which specialised in the sales of babies.
The state Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Muhammed Inuwa, disclosed that the suspects were shuttling between Akure, Ondo State and Onitsha, Anambra State.
The suspects had negotiated with one of their business partners in Onitsha, Mrs. Nkaneme Melife, 37, to sell one of the babies for N1.2m and the other for N800,000, before nemesis caught up with them.
Tolulope Bosede, 45, and Komolafe Abiola, 20, were intercepted while in transit and detectives suspected that Bosede tricked Abiola to Onitsha where she was delivered of one of the babies billed for sale. .
Abiola was made to understand that her baby boy died during child delivery and was buried immediately but the baby was sold by Nkaneme to another buyer, Mrs. Ekunno Ifeyinwa, 56, in Onitsha. .
The two buyers have been arrested with one Josephine Unnuoha, while the stolen child was recovered. Their arrest led to the recovery of another two weeks old baby boy, whose origin is unknown.
Abiola told journalists she lived at Ose, Ondo State. According to her: “We live in the same house. They invited me to Onitsha to come and deliver my baby. .
After delivery, they told me that the baby died but I did not know they hid him and sold him out. It was after the arrest that I came to my senses.”