A 20-year-old girl, Miracle Kalu, who allegedly got pregnant out of wedlock, delivered and offered her infant for N130,000, has been arrested alongside her accomplices.
Kalu, from Ohafia, Abia state, stated the lack of money to take care of her health situation and fend for the baby pressured her into selling her 28-day-old child.
The suspect stated after she got pregnant, her lover – whose residence she doesn’t understand – denied been accountable for the pregnancy.
The bubble burst when two of her accomplices, Patrick Obama, 41, and Ogechi Ekwebele, 30, have been arrested around 2 a.m at Anthony, Lagos, whilst returning from Imo state.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, stated the child was crying in the car and the supposed mom of the child, Ekwebele, used to be cautioned to breastfeed the baby however her hesitation raised different passengers’ suspicion.
Odumosu said: “Upon questioning, this particular childless couple claimed that a childless man and spouse in Lagos had paid for the stated baby.” Kalu, who spoke to journalists, stated she was once an orphan and a secondary college dropout.
However, a police source disclosed that Kalu is notorious for selling her children, as it used to be now not her first time of giving birth and selling her baby.
The first faux couple, Obama and Ekwebele, bought the child from Kalu for N130,000 and resold her for N150,000, to another couple, Izuchukwu Okafor, 51, and Cecilia Okafor, 40, in Lagos.
Okafor stated it was the desperation to have a baby of my very own that pushed her into buying the baby. “Being barren for 15 years is now not easy,” she added.