Police arrest two lady for selling 3 weeks old baby for 600,000 - The People's Voice


Thursday, August 25, 2022

Police arrest two lady for selling 3 weeks old baby for 600,000

By Jumoke Adeogun, Abeokuta

Men of Ogun state Police Command has arrested 23 years old lady Mary Olatayo for selling her three weeks old baby at the rate of six hundred thousand naira at Mowe/Ibafo in Obafemi Owode Local Government. 

SP Abimbola Oyeyemi Police Public Relation officer Ogun State Police Command Eleweran Abeokuta, made this known in a press statement signed today.

The suspect was arrested following a complaint from the father of the baby, who reported at Mowe divisional headquarters that, he met Mary Olatayo sometimes ago and they started dating each other.

 He stated further that, Mary got pregnant in the process and he rented an apartment for her where she lived till she delivered of a baby boy. 

He complained further that the lady suddenly disappeared with  the baby from the apartment 3 weeks after delivery only for her to be found in an hotel where she has gone for a hookup with another man. All efforts to know where the baby is proved futile. 

On the strength of his complaint, the DPO Mowe division, SP Folake Afeniforo, detailed detectives to the scene where the suspect was arrested and brought to the station. 

On interrogation, Mary Olatayo confessed to the Police that she has sold the baby to someone in Anambra state at the rate of six hundred thousand naira. She confessed that it was her friend Chioma Esther Ogbonna who led her to the buyer in Anambra state and that they both shared the money equally.
Her confession led to the arrest of Chioma Esther Ogbonna who also corroborated Mary's claims. 

Further investigation revealed that, Mary Olatayo a native of Omu- aran in Kwara state is a call girl, who see the baby as a disturbance to her business  hence she decided to do away with the baby. 

Fortunately for her, she has an accomplice in Chioma a native of Imo state who quickly contacted the buyer in Anambra state. 

Meanwhile, the commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to anti human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation Departments for further investigation. The CP also directed that everything possible must be done to recover the baby. 

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