The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 33-year-old woman, identified as Olaide Adekunle, for allegedly s£lling her 18-month-old baby for N600,000 to pay off a bank loan.
The suspect was apprehended when her husband, Nureni Rasaq, filed a complaint at Sango divisional headquarters, claiming that she left home for Lagos on March 15, 2023, with their baby girl, Moridiat Rasaq, but never returned with the baby.
He went on to say that all efforts to find out what happened to the infant were futile since the woman could not explain the baby’s whereabouts.
The command’s spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Monday, April 17, said: “On interrogation, the suspect confessed that she has s%ld the baby to someone in Lagos at N600,000.
When asked the reason for her action, she stated that she borrowed money from a microfinance bank, and when she was unable to pay back the money, the bank agents started thr£atening to deal decisively with her.
It was consequence upon this that she ran to Lagos and started hawking sachet water. It was while hawking that she met a man who introduced her to the woman that eventually bought the child in Lagos.”