The police in Bayelsa have been called in to investigate after a woman allegedly sold her day-old child for the sum of N20,000.

The mother, said to be a commercial sex worker who operates within Yenagoa, the state capital, is said to have made the trade with a family resident in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

News of the incident was confirmed by the police spokesperson in the state, Alex Akhigbe who said:

Akhigbe said:

The trend of selling babies has become a cause of concern for police officers even as many continue to sprout up all over the country.