The mother of the little child reportedly sold her daughter for N50,000 which she used in buying things for herself.
The suspect had four other accomplices who were all apprehended by officers of the security force, Daily Post reports.
SP Dolapo Badmos, the Police Public Relations Officer said Onome sold her daughter to a colleague identified as Endurance, who worked as a prostitute in the Mobil area of Badagry.
The mother of the child was arrested on Saturday, October 1, 2016 following a secret information given to the police.
“The fleeing buyer, who is of no fixed address, fled with the girl to a yet-to-be-ascertained location to resell her. But the police are on her trail."
“As at press time, Zainab is yet to be found but the mother has confessed to be a commercial sex worker, and also to the crime."
“Effort is ongoing to track the fleeing suspected buyer and the child", Badmos added.