Connect with us


Couple who bought one-month old baby in Lagos arrested in Anambra State



A couple, who bought a one-month old baby for N30,000 in Ajah area of Lagos State, has been arrested and the baby rescued at Head-Bridge in Onitsha on 17th December, 2023 in Anambra State.
according to P.M.EXPRESS reports, the suspects were arrested following a tip off by a fellow passenger in the bus, which they boarded in Lagos, who observed that the mother of the baby was not feeding the baby with her breasts despite the baby crying throughout the journey.
This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer, of the Anambra State Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed that the interception was made at Head-Bridge in Onitsha by the Police operatives on a tip off.
“The couple was travelling in a luxurious bus belonging to a popular transport company with the baby when a co-passenger observed that the mother could not breastfeed the baby despite its cry for food in the course of the journey.
The good Samaritan put a call through to Anambra Police on its Control Room hotline in Awka, which then relayed the information to the Police at Head-Bridge in Onitsha.”
“The Police laid in wait for the luxurious bus and intercepted it in the evening hours. The couple and the baby were identified and brought down for questioning.
They confessed buying the child from its mother in Ajah, Lagos, for the sum of N30,000.”
DSP Ikenga stated that the Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, thanked the public spirited citizen for his concern and providing useful information to the Police to discharge their lawful duty.
The Police boss has directed that the couple be handed over to the National Agency for Prohibition in Trafficking of Persons, NAPTIP, for further investigation and prosecution, while the baby has been handed over to the Ministry of Women Affairs for care by the State Government.

See also  COPDEM Starts Scholarship Scheme For Undergraduates, Vows To Invest More On Education

For Diaspora Digital Media Updates click on Whatsapp, or Telegram. For eyewitness accounts/ reports/ articles, write to: Follow us on X (Fomerly Twitter) or Facebook

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest Updates

UK university offers £33k scholarships, £4k flight allowances to Nigerians, others

BREAKING: Nigerian Government Suspends Dana Air Over Safety Concerns

Eating catfish as a taboo in Nigerian communities (Part 1)

Naira exchange rate for Wednesday, April 24, 2024, in Nigeria

Google sacks over 50 workers for protesting against deal with Israel

Labour Party sacks State Chairman, Lincoln Charles, after 13 years

“I will resign if I do not see the Yahaya Bello case through to the end” – EFCC Chairman (VIDEO)

HURIWA implores Nigerian Governor to end banditry, rape by armed herdsmen

Sirika, Nigeria’s former Aviation Minister, arrested over alleged N8bn fraud

Kenya to deport fugitive Binance Chief to Nigeria

Subscribe to DDM Newsletter for Latest News