A 22-year old lady along with six other suspects have been arrested by the Decoy Team of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos Police Command over the sale of a day old baby for the sum of N250,000.
The lady, Miss Onyinyechi Osoneye, was arrested recently by the operatives who were working on intelligence over the sale of her baby to a certain couple – Mr. and Mrs. Ike Nwata.
It was gathered that Onyinyechi with the connivance of her mother, Mrs Joy Osoneye concealed the pregnancy from her father knowing his strict position on having a child out of wedlock.
It was further revealed that the man who impregnated Onyinyechi had, on being informed of the pregnancy, declined paternity.
A source had revealed to the team that Onyinyechi was admitted to Peninsula Hospital, Ikota, Lekki – Ajah Expressway, where Mrs. Glory Ehinmi, 35 delivered her of a baby boy on March 1st, 2017.
The source further disclosed that Onyinyechi, when arrested, had declined the fact that she was pregnant and sold her baby but later confessed on further interrogation, saying that Mrs Glory Ehinmi took the baby from her at the point of delivery.
The baby was then handed over to Mrs Prisca Okocha, 45, her sister and the owner of Peculiar Hospital, Orile, who offered Onyinyechi’s mother N250,000.
The source continued that Mrs. Prisca Okocha thereafter contacted Mrs. Regina Anyanwu, 59 who subsequently brought the buyers, Mr. and Mrs. Ike Nwata who paid her N850, 000.
The baby has been handed over to the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs & Poverty Alleviation while five suspects have been transferred to Gender Office, State Police Headquarters, Ikeja for further investigations.