- A grandmother has been arrested for selling her grandson for the sum of N1.3 million (almost GHC20,000)
- The woman identified as Antonia Amos claimed that her daughter's baby daddy is yet to pay her daughter's bride price
- The baby's father reported the case to the police and the grandmother was arrested
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A two-week-old baby boy has been rescued by the police in River state after he was sold for N1.3 million (almost GHC20,000) by her grandmother.
The police said the woman identified as Antonia Amos sold the child because his father is yet to pay her daughter's bride price, Yabaleft reports.
According to reports, the grandmother was arrested after the father of the baby, Christian Duru, reported the case to the police.
The commissioner of police in the state, Joseph Mukan, said Antonia led the police to Ukanafun LGA in Akwa Ibom state where a woman named Pauline Umoh was arrested.
The grandmother also led the police to Mgbidi in Imo state where the buyer, Juliana Obianwa, was arrested and the baby recovered.
According to Mukan, the police are working on apprehending others involved in the crime.
In other news, four Nigerian women have been arrested for allegedly selling a newborn for the sum of N1,500,000.
The women, who were arrested by the officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), were paraded before newsmen.
Among the suspects include two civil servants with the Federal Ministry of Finance, and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Bernadette Ihezuo works with the finance ministry while Cecilia Onyema works with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The report has it that the third suspect identified as Okasi Ekeoma is Onyema’s sister, while the fourth suspect is the baby’s grandmother Harrieth Nmezi who resides in Imo state.
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