THE Anambra State Police Command, have arrested a 21-years- old woman, Emila Sunday for attempting to sell her three-month old baby boy for N150,000.
The woman who hails from Akwa Ibom State, was nabbed in Ojoto in Idemili South Local Government Area of the State.
On interrogation, she attributed her moves to hardship, saying that she wanted to sell the baby to use the proceeds for Christmas celebrations.
When contacted the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident, adding that the woman was nabbed on Tuesday evening by Police operatives in Ojoto in the State.
The PPRO said, “On Tuesday at about 6pm, following intelligence report, Police operatives attached to Ojoto Division in Anambra State arrested one Emila Sunday who claimed to be 21years old from Akwa Ibom State with a three-month-old baby boy at Ire village Ojoto.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the woman was attempting to sell her three- month-old baby boy which the suspect claimed was due to hardship.”
Mr. Mohammed said the baby had been rescued in good health condition, adding that investigation was ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding the matter.
BY SUNNY A. DAVID