Maid sells madam’s baby for N800,000, absconds to Ikorodu 

CITIZENS COMPASS —A maid who allegedly absconded with her madam’s baby and sold her for the sum of N800,000 has been arrested in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

She is currently cooling her heels with the Police as the baby has been found in a Lagos market and handed over to her biological mother. 

Spokesman, Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, in a post on his X handle  popularly known as Twitter, disclosed this on Monday, February 5, 2024. 

He said t the baby was rescued by the police after she was abandoned in Alade Market in the Shomolu area of the state.

He wrote, “Due to intense manhunt and pressure from the police, the buyer in the early hours of today abandoned the baby in Alade Market, Shomolu. Baby was promptly rescued by the police.

“The baby has since been handed over to her parents after they positively identified her.

“Efforts are still on to apprehend the buyer who is currently on the run.”

An X handle user, #Danysleek also confirmed the report on his handle saying, “Good news Twitter fam! The baby has been found. Munachimso has been found!

“She has been reunited with her parents in perfect health! Glory to God forever! Thank you so much Twitter fam for coming through with your retweets! God bless y’all!”

Earlier, #Dannysleek, in a now deleted tweet, had over the weekend, raised an alarm that a maid hired through an agency absconded with the baby.

The maid identified as Ruth Okezie from Anambra State, reportedly absconded with the baby from the home in Shomolu around 2am on Saturday.

After the report went viral on social media, the maid was said to have been found in Ikorodu, without the baby, where she confessed to selling the baby for N800,000.


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