Woman sells baby for N600, 000 to pay loan

CITIZENS COMPASS – A 33-year-old woman, Olaide Adekunle, is cooling her heels with the Police for allegedly selling her 18-month-old baby, Moridiat Rasaq for N600,000.

She said the baby was sold to service loan obtained from a microfinance bank in Ogun State.

Spokesperson, Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident on Monday, April 17, 2023.

He said the woman has since confessed to the crime.

According to him, the woman was arrested followingcomplaints lodged at Sango police division by the woman’s husband, Nureni Rasaq who said that his wife travelled to Lagos on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, with their baby girl only to return home alone.

Mr Rasaq had added that his wife refused to talk to him on the whereabouts of the child, despite all entreaties.

” Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer of Sango division, CSP Dahiru Saleh, had detailed his men to arrest the said wife.

” On interrogation, the suspect confessed that she has sold the baby to someone in Lagos at the rate of N600,000,” Oyeyemi said.

He quoted the man as saying “she borrowed money from a microfinance bank, and when she was unable to pay back the money, the bank agents started dragging her and threatening to deal decisively with her.”

” Consequently, she ran to Lagos to hawk sachet water.

” In the course of selling sachet water, she had met a man who introduced her to a woman that eventually bought the child in Lagos.

Meanwhile, the acting Commissioner of Police, DCP Babakura Muhammed, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the State CIID for further investigation and possible recovery of the baby

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