Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Father sells day old baby for N350,000
Mrs Nkechi Olaniyan was pregnant for the fifth child. But the family, as gathered, had been going through financial difficulty which led to the suspect’s inability to care for his immediate family. On the day of delivery, the suspect, a bricklayer, reportedly took his wife to a private hospital around Alagbado where she was delivered of a baby boy and was later informed that her baby had died. She reportedly demanded severally to see the remains of her baby, only to be told that he had been buried already.
Suspecting foul play because her husband had initially asked her to terminate the pregnancy because of their financial state, she quickly reported the case to the police. The husband was arrested and questioned. At first he denied but he later confessed that he sold the baby for N350,000 to a woman in Anambra State who had been been looking for the fruit of the womb for fifteen years.
His confessional statement led to the arrest of the doctor of the hospital and two nurses, who during interrogation, told us the man gave them his consent and that the woman was aware of the whole plan”
Investigation, as gathered, further revealed that the woman was anesthetized immediately she put to bed, apparently to prevent her from knowing when the illicit transaction would take place.
On how the business woman was arrested in far away Anambra, police sources said, “ she was called on the phone by Abraham who said he wanted to see her. A place was booked for the meeting and when she showed up, we arrested her.”
Meanwhile , back in Onitsha , the apartment of the business woman simply identified as Rachael was agog with celebration. One of her relatives was already in her house to help her massage her body and also bath the child. The joy between her and her husband over the arrival of their baby knew no bounds , owing to the several years of waiting for a child of their own. It could however not be ascertained whether she revealed the source of the baby’s arrival to her husband.
But their joy was short lived following her arrest two weeks after the purported arrival of their long awaited baby .
I feel for the lady who bought the baby though, i dont think she suspected any foul play since the father of the baby was involved in the sale of the baby.
Posted by Emerald at Wednesday, May 23, 2012