Ebonyi State Police Command has arrested a 32-year-old woman, Victoria Chukwube, who claimed to be a commercial sex worker, for allegedly trying to sell her baby for N40,000.
The woman said she wanted to sell the four-month-old boy, who was still breastfeeding, to raise money to start a business of selling drinks.
The police spokesperson in Ebonyi, Loveth Odah, who paraded the suspect on Tuesday, said she was arrested following a tip off.
“So her name is Chukwube Victoria, she told us she is a commercial sex hawker and that she has this baby which she carrying.
“She said if she leaves here she would continue to look out for prospective buyers. But we tried to talk to her and to make her see the value of being a mother, but she refused.
“She even told us that if we allow her to go home with the baby she will throw the baby away and that she can’t tell who got her pregnant,” Ms Odah, a deputy superintendent of police, said.
During interrogation, Chukwube who refused to disclose her state of origin or local government, said she did not have the financial ability to take care of the child.
“I am from Nigeria, 32 years old, a commercial sex hawker and my baby is just four months old,” she said.
“I want to sell the baby at the rate of N40,000 to start up a business. I have a fridge and I reside at Ogbe Hausa in Abakaliki.”
KanyiDaily had also reported how a Nigerian lady who was impregnated by deported Chinese man, was arrested for selling their baby N50,000 in Ibadan.