A couple has been detained on suspicion of selling their one-month-old baby (Child Trafficking) for N50,000.
Men from the Ogun State police command have detained a couple from the Ilara area of Ode Remo, in the Remo North local government area of Ogun state, for allegedly selling their one-month-old baby for 50,000 naira.
The accused, Eze Onyebuchi and his wife Oluchi Eze, were apprehended on December 16, 2021, after police at Ode Remo divisional headquarters received information that the pair who live at Ayegbami street Ilara Remo willingly sold their one-month-old infant to a woman who is now at large.
Following the tip, CSP Olayemi Fagbohun of the Dpo Ode Remo division dispatched his detectives to the area, where the couple was apprehended and taken to the station.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state police command’s spokesperson, confirmed the event to reporters.
Confirming the incident to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said 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 a human rights office and that she will help them to foster their child. The woman then gave them the sum of fifty thousand nairas and they handed over the baby to her despite not knowing her from Adam. Abimbola said efforts are in top gear to apprehend the said woman with the view to recover the baby. He said the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the anti-human trafficking and child labor 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.