June 24, 2024

Police nab two for selling nine-day-old baby for N400,000 in Edo


Operatives of the Edo State Police Command have apprehended two suspects for selling a nine-year-old baby girl at N400,000.

The two suspects, Nosa Iyere (62 years) and Juliet Agbonifo (45 years) were paraded at the State Command’s Headquarters in Benin City.

It was gathered that Nosa Iyere had sold the nine days old baby girl for N400,000 to Juliet Agbonifo (45years) at Ogida town in Benin City.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the State Command, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, who paraded the suspects said the 62 years old Iyere (a retired nurse) who operates a maternity clinic with the name Uyiosa Maternity, had sold the baby to Agboifo (a petty trader) at the cost of #400,000.

Nwabuzor said, “the Command in an attempt to fight crime and criminality and make peace and tranquillity reign in Edo State has made some achievements, which is the recovery of a nine days-old-baby stolen and sold by two suspects.”

“The Divisional Police Officer of the Ogida Command acting on credible information that a certain woman, by name Juliet Agboifo,45, was about to procure a child at the Teachers House, Ogida moved to the scene, arrested the woman who led the detective to the seller, Wilfred Nosa Iyere.”

He said that the suspects would be charged in court soon.

Explaining his involvement, Iyare said he operates a maternity clinic and had a lady who delivered of a baby girl in the facility.

“We have a lady who delivered in our facility by the name Prosper Peter and said she doesn’t need the baby they linked up with one of my nurses and they sold the baby to the woman at the cost of 400,000. I have been calling the mother, who said she was coming but I have not seen her.”

Also, the buyer, Mrs Juliet Agbonifo said, she bought the baby at the cost of 400,000 and also paid for the discharge of baby #20,000.

“I bought the baby from Nosa for 400,000 and paid for the discharge of the baby for 20,000, I have only one son, so I wanted to buy the girl to make it two.”

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