An Akwa Ibom state woman, Emilia Sunday, 21, is cooling off in police net for attempting to sell off her three months old baby for N150,000 in Anambra state.
She was arrested by the Anambra state police command, though she is an indigene of Akwa Ibom state. She was arrested in Photo area of Idemili South local government area of the state.
She complained of so much hardship, she wanted to sell the child to use the proceed for Christmas celebration.
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.