18-year-old mother arrested in Nigeria for trying to sell her baby

18-year-old mother arrested in Nigeria for trying to sell her baby

An 18-year-old teenager has been arrested for selling her infant baby.

The young mother, Ezinne Okike was apprehended by the Enugu Police force with two other suspects who were allegedly buying the baby from her.

18-year-old mother arrested in Nigeria for trying to sell her baby

Ezinne Okike - Suspected of trying to sell her baby

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Ezinne, who hails from Isu-Mbaneze village in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State is said to have been abandoned by her lover  and disowned by her parents after she got pregnant hence her inability to take care of the baby.

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Okike confessed to selling the baby to a buyer who she met through her best friend.

18-year-old mother arrested in Nigeria for trying to sell her baby

Chisom Raphael - The unfortunate baby who was about to be sold

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ebere Amaraizu, speaking to the press after the arrest, said the girl had sold the baby after she couldn’t take care of her baby anymore.

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"The suspect narrated that when things were no longer working smoothly for her while at home, her bosom friend, identified as one Promise Godwin, 20, also from Isu Mbaneze Ohazara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State approached her and told her to come to Enugu with the child with a promise that somebody was going to take care of Ezinne and little Chisom Raphael," Amaraizu said.

The suspects are yet to be arraigned before a court for child trafficking.

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