Two women are in police net for allegedly stealing and selling a one-week old baby for N500,000 in Lagos.
The spokesman for the Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed that the suspects were arrested at Sango-Ota area on July 25, 2022 after stealing the baby at Agege area of Lagos State.
Oyeyemi, who did not give the names of the suspects, said one of them was arrested following a tip-off.
According to him, the baby was found crying in the custody of a 53-year old woman, who confessed that she bought the baby for N500,000.
He said: “Upon interrogation, she confessed that she bought the child from the second suspect at Agege area of Lagos State for N500,000.
“Detectives went after the second suspect and arrested her. She admitted that she sold the child to the first accused on the instruction of the biological mother.
“All efforts to make her to accompany policemen to locate the real mother of the baby have proved abortive.
“Meanwhile, the two suspects have been transferred to the State’s Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and prosecution.”