The Enugu State Police Command has launched an investigation into the sale of a baby boy for N300,000 in the state by the mother.
This was made known by the command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, who said in a statement issued in Enugu on Saturday that the investigation commenced on May 3 after the command arrested one of the buyers.
Amaraizu clearly stated that the mother of the baby boy, a 30 years old woman, Nwanneka Ezechi, hailed from Akama Oghe in Ezeagu Local Government Area was reportedly impregnated by a yet-to-be-identified man.
The police spokesman said, “It was further gathered that in November, 2017, she declared that she had given birth to a baby boy but this was not disclosed to the family”.
Amaraizu said that when the family discovered that she had given birth and the whereabouts of the baby was not known, they reported to the police who arrested the lady.
He said that her confession led to the arrest of one Okechukwu Nyia of Akpasha village, Akegbeugwu in Nkanu West Local Government Area of the state, whom she allegedly sold the baby boy to at N300,000.
The spokesman said that the two suspects had been helping police operatives in their investigations to identify the person whom Nyia had allegedly sold the baby to.